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  • Swedish TV star says Malmo anti-Semitism made him quit show

    February 16, 2016 | 2:53 pm

    A Jewish-Danish actor known for his starring role in “The Bridge,” a Scandinavian TV crime series remade for American audiences in 2013, said “growing” anti-Semitism in Sweden contributed to his decision to quit the show.

    “It’s growing,” Kim Bodnia told the Israeli website Walla!...

  • Protesters in Sweden chant ‘slaughter the Jews’

    October 20, 2015 | 10:16 am

    Hundreds of protesters in the Swedish city of Malmo were filmed chanting in Arabic about slaughtering Jews and stabbing soldiers.

    Pro-Palestinian groups organized a rally Monday in the city center against what they consider Israeli violence and to show solidarity with...

  • Man beaten in Malmo for hanging Israeli flag

    July 9, 2014 | 10:12 am

    A man was beaten severely for hanging an Israeli flag outside his window in the Swedish city of Malmo, police said.

    Several unidentified men assaulted the 38-year-old man with metal bars after they hurled a stone at his window on July 6, the Svenska Dagbladet daily reported on...

  • In Malmo, record number of anti-Semitic attacks reported

    August 1, 2013 | 9:28 am

    The Swedish city of Malmo is reporting a record increase in documented anti-Semitic attacks.

    Swedish police recorded 60 hate crimes against Jews in the city in 2012, up from an average of 22 in 2010 and 2011, the Sydsvenskan local daily reported. During the first six...

  • Danish, Swedish Jews hold first joint Limmud conference

    March 14, 2013 | 8:06 am

    About 160 Swedes and Danes attended the first inter-Scandinavian Limmud Jewish learning event.

    The March 11 event was held at an adult education center in Lund, a Swedish city situated 23 miles north of Copenhagen.

    “Last year we held the first Lund Limmud and this is the first...

  • No hate crime conviction in Malmö in two years, despite record number of incidents

    January 9, 2013 | 9:55 am

    Despite a record number of complaints about hate crimes in the Swedish city of Malmö, not a single person was convicted of such offenses in over two years, according to a recent report.

    The local daily Sydsvenskan on Jan. 7 reported that in 2010 and 2011, the Swedish court system...

  • No suspects in Malmö JCC attack, police say

    November 16, 2012 | 9:22 am

    Police in Malmö, Sweden have no suspects in September’s attack on the city’s Jewish community center.

    Anders Lindell, a police spokesman, told JTA that all charges were dropped against the two young men whom police arrested shortly after the Sept. 28 attack.

    “We have concluded...

  • Malmo police see no reason to call JCC attack a hate crime

    October 3, 2012 | 11:53 am

    Police in Malmo, Sweden, said they had “no indication” that a recent attack on the offices of the local Jewish community was a hate crime.

    The police arrested and later released two 18-year-old men suspected of hurling a brick and a large firecracker at the entrance of the...

  • Attack on Malmo’s Jewish community triggers solidarity rallies

    October 2, 2012 | 10:13 am

    Some 70 demonstrators reportedly gathered in Malmö, Sweden, outside the local Jewish community center, to show solidarity with the Jewish community following an attack on its offices.

    Hundreds are expected to attend a similar event Oct. 7 in Stockholm.

    According to the daily...

  • 700 out of 14 million: Why the fate of Malmö’s Jews matters

    September 28, 2012 | 1:20 pm

    I can’t say I was shocked by the phone call and emails from Scandinavia that I received one night after Yom Kippur, telling me that the Jewish Community Center in Malmö, Sweden, had been attacked with an explosive device and bricks through its reinforced entrance just after...

  • Swedish police arrest two after explosion rocks Jewish building

    September 28, 2012 | 9:53 am

    Swedish police arrested two men in connection with an explosion that rocked a Jewish community building in Malmö.

    The explosion took place early in the morning on Sept. 28, according to Fred Kahn, board chairman of the Malmö Jewish community.

    “There was an explosion and someone...

  • Attack on Jewish community in Sweden follows surge of hate crimes

    September 28, 2012 | 9:49 am

    A Jewish community building in Malmö, Sweden was attacked overnight between Thursday and Friday with explosives and bricks.

    "I was shocked that this happened now," Fred Kahn, president of the Jewish Community in Malmö told the TT news agency. "Jewish institutions in Sweden are...

  • September 29, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 28, 2012 | 3:10 am


    The Iranian Red Line (in One Chart)

    Alana Goodman of Commentary Magazine has praise for Netanyahu's controversial prop at his UN speech.

    The chart wasn’t unserious, it was simple. And it’s precisely what the public needs to see at this point. The White House has...

  • Swedish minister rebukes Malmo mayor as ‘ignorant and bigoted’

    April 26, 2012 | 2:23 pm

    The mayor of Malmo makes “recurring ignorant and bigoted statements,” a Swedish minister said after meeting with the U.S. envoy to combat anti-Semitism.

    Erik Ullenhag, Sweden’s integration minister, issued the statement just after meeting Thursday with Hannah Rosenthal.


  • My Shabbat in Malmo

    March 15, 2011 | 6:39 pm

    From 1932 to 1946, Rabbi Eliezer Berlinger served as the chief rabbi of the Malmo Jewish Congregation. The most important events in the history of this Jewish community in Sweden took place on his watch. There were the numerous Danish Jews who fled deportation and certain death by...