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  • 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...

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  • 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...