Swedish parliamentary Mehmet Kaplan speaks to the media upon arriving to Stockholm Arlanda Airport after being deported from Israel in this June 1, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Henrik Montgomery/Scanpix/Files
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Sweden's housing minister, Mehmet Kaplan, resigned Monday partly over comments he made seven years ago comparing Israel's treatment of Palestinians to the plight of Jews in Nazi Germany, increasing pressure on an already unpopular government.Kaplan told reporters he rejected "all forms of extremism whether they are nationalistic, religious or in any other form".His ministerial responsibilities will be shared out until the appointment of a new housing minister.A Sifo poll commissioned by daily Svenska Dagbladet Saturday showed support for the Social Democrats at 27 percent and for the Greens at 6 percent, down from 31 percent and 7 percent respectively in the 2014 election.
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