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  • Swedish politician resigns after Holocaust denial

    April 10, 2013 | 5:02 am

    A Swedish local politician who resigned after questioning the Holocaust became the third public figure to be embroiled in scandals involving anti-Semitism in Sweden in recent weeks.

    Alexander Kieding of the Swedish Democrats party, who was an alderman in the Stockholm suburb of...

  • Jewish doctor from New York co-recipient of Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    October 10, 2012 | 11:00 am

    Robert J. Lefkowitz, a Jewish physician and path-breaking biochemist from New York, has won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly with Brian K. Kobilka, a researcher at California’s Stanford University.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2012 went to the scientists for “groundbreaking...

  • 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...

  • Nobel winner Shechtman stresses education, entrepreneurship

    December 12, 2011 | 10:22 am

    Accepting his Nobel Prize, Israel’s Dan Shechtman encouraged entrepreneurship among the young.

    Shechtman, of the Haifa Technion, became the 10th Israeli to win the world’s most prestigious prize at Saturday’s annual Nobel ceremony in Stockholm.

    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences...

  • Swedish academics call for boycott of Israeli institutions

    October 6, 2011 | 5:32 pm

    More than 200 professors and students from Sweden have signed on to a call for an academic boycott of Israeli institutions.

    The boycott petition was initiated by the Action Group for the Boycott of Israel at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

    According to the petition,...

  • Stockholm Israel Protest Pictures

    By Rob Eshman

    July 20, 2010 | 1:54 pm

    On vacation in Stockholm, Harry Wiland of the Media Policy Center snapped a shot of a disturbing scene: a silent protest calling for a boycott of Israel.  My Swedish is rusty, but I’m pretty sure that’s what those T-shirts say.