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  • Norway’s Muslims form protective human shield around synagogue

    February 23, 2015 | 11:08 am

    More than 1,000 Muslims formed a human shield around Oslo's synagogue on Saturday, offering symbolic protection for the city's Jewish community and condemning an attack on a synagogue in neighboring Denmark last weekend.

    Chanting "No to anti-Semitism, no to Islamophobia,"...

  • Scandinavan Jews see silver lining in strong Muslim response to Denmark shootings

    February 20, 2015 | 11:37 am

    As a longtime promoter of Jewish-Muslim dialogue in Denmark, Naveed Baig is no stranger to Copenhagen’s Great Synagogue.

    The imam at the capital’s Danish Islamic Center, Baig, 39, has on numerous occasions sat under the structure’s gold-and-white ceiling meeting with people he...

  • Copenhagen attacks challenge soft Nordic approach to radicals

    February 19, 2015 | 11:28 am

    Known for a soft approach to security that emphasizes helping radical Muslim youths with housing and jobs, Denmark may face pressure after the Copenhagen attacks to prioritize tougher laws and more resources for the police.

    The weekend's deadly shootings at a cafe and synagogue...

  • Muslims offer to protect Oslo synagogue with ‘peace ring’

    February 19, 2015 | 10:44 am

    Hajrad Arshad, the event’s 17-year-old organizer, told Norway’s state broadcaster NRK that the group aimed to “extinguish the prejudices people have against Jews and against Muslims.”

    “We think that after the terrorist attacks in Copenhagen, it is the perfect time for us Muslims to distance ourselves from the harassment of Jews that is happening,” she said.

    Ervin Kohn, the leader of Oslo’s Jewish community welcomed the initiative.

    Read more at The Local.

  • Why Jews must stay in Europe

    By Rob Eshman

    February 17, 2015 | 4:08 pm

    If, God forbid, some crazy Muslim were to shoot and kill a security guard outside a synagogue in Sherman Oaks, would you pack up and move to Israel?

    No, of course not. One crazed gunman does not a pogrom make.

    Unless you’re Benjamin Netanyahu.

    That seemed to be the logic...

  • Denmark revisited: Hatred and violence in the ‘Righteous among the Nations’

    February 17, 2015 | 11:10 am

    “One of the world’s most attractive nations for immigrants and tourists alike has become a very dangerous place for the Jews.” Giulio Meotti, “Expose: Denmark Unsafe for Jews.” Arutz Sheva, Israeli National News, May 2013

    Did Shakespeare get it all wrong?

    “Something is rotten...

  • With Europe anti-Semitism on the rise- is encouraging immigration to Israel really the answer?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 17, 2015 | 9:42 am

    Since Operation Protective Edge in Gaza came to a conclusion, it seems as if all Europe-related news is of anti-Semitic attacks and incidents. According to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) the high number of anti-Semitic incidents in the past few months continues the dramatic surge...

  • Shots fired at Copenhagen synagogue

    February 14, 2015 | 8:28 pm

    Three people were reportedly shot in an attack at a synagogue in Copenhagen, Denmark.

    The shooting occurred just hours after a fatal shooting at an event featuring a Danish cartoonist, Lars Vilks, who is under police protection because of his cartoons caricaturing Mohammed. It is...

  • Does Circumcision Cause Autism?

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    January 11, 2015 | 11:33 am

    Circumcision in boys leads to higher chance of developing attention spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism by age 10, according to a new controversial study in  Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 

    The Statens Serum Institut study observed that in a cohort of all children born...

  • Poll: Majority of Denmark citizens want circumcision banned

    October 22, 2014 | 3:23 pm

    A new poll indicates that 74 percent of Denmark’s citizens believe circumcision should be fully or partially banned.

    The survey was released Tuesday, the day before a parliamentary hearing believed to be a potential first step in implementing a circumcision ban. Two Danish...

  • Vandals target Jewish school in Denmark

    August 22, 2014 | 11:27 am

    A Jewish school in Denmark’s capital city was vandalized this week — its windows broken and anti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted on the building.

    Scrawled on the walls of the historic Caroline school in Copenhagen were the words “No peace in Gaza” and “No peace to you Zionist...

  • Citing security concerns, Copenhagen Jewish school forbids religious symbols

    August 8, 2014 | 10:57 am

    A Jewish school in Denmark informed parents that its pupils are no longer allowed to wear religious symbols near school grounds.

    The private Caroline School in Copenhagen informed parents of the policy in a recent letter, the Jyllands-Posten daily reported Friday.  The letter...

  • New regulations won’t outlaw all ritual slaughter, Denmark Jewish leader says

    February 13, 2014 | 2:02 pm

    The president of Denmark’s Jewish community disputed a government minister’s claims that new regulations would outlaw all kosher slaughter in the country.

    “We find this an odd statement,” Finn Schwarz, the community’s president, told JTA on Thursday about statements made earlier...

  • Why did Israel’s promising electric car maker fail?

    June 4, 2013 | 11:05 am

    It was supposed to be the car of the future, a near-silent, battery-powered vehicle that would wean the West off its dependence on Middle Eastern oil and save the environment in the process.

    And an Israeli company seemed destined to build it.

    Better Place, founded in 2007 by...

  • Danish Jews report record level of anti-Semitic attacks

    March 1, 2013 | 6:32 am

    The Jewish community of Denmark documented 40 anti-Semitic incidents in 2012, almost double those in 2009, a year that marked a sharp upturn in such attacks.

    A report released on Feb. 25 by AKVAH, the security unit of Denmark's Jewish community of 8,000, counted six physical...

  • EU diplomats seek visa ban for ‘violent’ Israeli settlers

    November 28, 2012 | 10:20 am

    European diplomats recommended imposing visa bans on "violent" Israeli settlers, as Denmark helped organize a workshop on labeling settlement goods in the European Union.

    The Political and Security Committee -- a group of EU ambassadors dealing with conflict zones -- suggested...

  • Denmark upgrading Palestinian delegation

    March 9, 2011 | 4:36 pm

    Denmark said it will upgrade the status of the Palestinian delegation to a mission.

    Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen at a news conference Wednesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said the status of Palestinian diplomats will advance from “Palestinian general...

  • Still rotten in Denmark

    February 8, 2011 | 6:20 pm

    Five years after the infamous “cartoon crisis,” many Danes still seem confused about what constitutes free speech and why it is important to defend. The Danish public is tired of discussing the case, worried that the debate is becoming a sectarian issue between left and right...

  • MUSIC VIDEO: Klezmer—Denmark’s Channe Nussbaum ‘Where Can I Go?’

    April 26, 2007 | 10:35 pm

    Denmark’s red hot Jewish momma Channe Nussbaum and Klezmofobia: ‘Vi ahin zol ikh geyn? Where can I go?’

  • A Bitter Pill for Europe to Swallow

    By Dinah Spritzer

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    A Danish employee of the European Union in Brussels confides that she is so fearful of Muslim anger over the now-infamous cartoons of the prophet Mohammed in a Danish newspaper that she is afraid to go home.

    Unnerved Danish members of the European Parliament refuse to comment on...

  • Europe’s Jews Caught in Cartoon Furor

    By JTA Staff

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    European Jews have expressed a mixture of anger and frustration as the furor over a Muslim cartoon erupted into violence in Europe and the Middle East.

    As frequent targets of anti-Semitic cartoons -- many of them in the Arab press -- Jews on one hand sympathized with the Muslim...

  • Seeing Red

    By Jeffry V. Mallow

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    There's no escaping Middle East politics, even living in Denmark, as this writer does. This tolerant nation of 5.3 million, of whom 3 percent are Muslim, finds itself, to its amazement, the target of a boycott and attacks on its embassies, corporations, soldiers and citizens across...

  • Recalling the Danish’Miracle’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 14, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    John Davis has produced such blockbusters as "TheFirm," "Courage Under Fire," "The Chamber" and the upcoming "Dr.Dolittle."

    But "Miracle at Midnight," a much more modest TVmovie that airs Sunday night on ABC's "The Wonderful World ofDisney," has taken him a decade to bring to the...