Israel's prime minister has urged the Swedish government to condemn a Swedish newspaper article that claimed Israeli troops killed Palestinians for organs.
Benjamin Netanyahu joins broad Israeli criticism of the Aftonbladet paper over the claims troops took organs to sell.
An Israeli official quoted him saying: "Statements in the Swedish press were outrageous. We are not expecting an apology - we expect condemnation."
Sweden has refused to condemn the article, citing freedom of expression.
But Mr Netanyahu reportedly compared the claims to medieval "blood libels", which alleged that Jews used the blood of Christian babies during religious ceremonies.
Israel's Interior Ministry has said it is freezing new visas to Swedish journalists, although those already in Israel can continue working.
Ikea boycott mooted
Israeli finance minister Yuval Steinitz said if Sweden would not condemn the story, Israel might cancel a visit by the Swedish foreign minister planned for September.
And a petition has called for a boycott of Swedish companies, including Ikea.
The story - in Sweden's top-selling daily newspaper - claimed Israeli soldiers kidnapped Palestinian youths and returned their dismembered bodies a few days later.