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  • European liberal left leaves Europe in decay, blames the victim for failed policies

    3 weeks ago

    Recent incidents highlighted the dangerously failed European left-wing politics that has draped itself in the false cloak of morality and judgment.

    Israel has been hit by over a thousand terror attacks perpetrated by Palestinian Arabs in a four month period.

    With knifing, car...

  • Netanyahu says Israel and EU need to reset ties

    January 14, 2016 | 11:45 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the European Union on Thursday of holding his country to a double standard, and reserved special criticism for Sweden, saying its call to investigate Israel was outrageous, immoral and stupid.

    "There is a natural tendency in the...

  • Sweden’s FM demands investigation of ‘extrajudicial executions’ by Israel

    January 12, 2016 | 2:20 pm

    Days after Israeli security forces killed an Arab-Israeli fugitive in a shootout, Sweden’s foreign minister called for an investigation of Israel’s killing of Palestinian attackers and a controversial Arab-Israeli Knesset member said the fugitive’s killers should be prosecuted.

  • Sweden raises threat level, citing ‘concrete information’

    November 18, 2015 | 9:36 am

    Sweden's security police raised on Wednesday their terrorist threat assessment by one step, to four on a scale of five, issuing an arrest warrant for one person and saying there was "concrete information" of a possible attack in Sweden days after the Paris killing spree. 

  • Swedish FM links Palestinians’ frustration to Paris attacks

    November 16, 2015 | 1:30 pm

    The European Jewish Congress accused Sweden’s foreign minister of being “borderline racist” after she linked the Paris terrorist attacks to perceived hopelessness among the Palestinians.

    Dr. Moshe Kantor, president of the EJC, leveled the accusation Monday following remarks...

  • Israel angered by ‘appalling’ Swedish comments after Paris attacks

    November 16, 2015 | 9:45 am

    Israel described on Monday as "appallingly impudent" comments by Sweden's foreign minister that it interpreted as an attempt to link the Islamic State attacks in Paris to the plight of Palestinians in the West Bank.

    Sweden's ambassador to Israel was summoned to the Israeli...

  • 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...

  • Flotilla boat leaves from Sweden in bid to break Gaza blockade

    May 11, 2015 | 8:21 am

    A trawler left Sweden on its way to break Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip 5,000 nautical miles away.

    The Marianne of Gothenburg departed on Sunday evening and is the first ship in the Freedom Flotilla III to leave for Gaza, according to the website of the Ship to Gaza...

  • Frightened mourners at Malmo Jewish cemetery get police protection

    March 16, 2015 | 11:14 am

    Swedish police posted officers at a Jewish cemetery in Malmo after mourners said they had been intimidated there by passers-by.

    The alleged intimidation occurred on March 10 at Malmo’s Ostra, or eastern, Jewish cemetery, the online edition of the Expressen daily reported ...

  • One dead in shooting at Danish meeting with artist who drew Mohammad

    February 14, 2015 | 9:32 am

    A civilian was killed and three police were wounded on Saturday in shooting at a meeting in Copenhagen attended by Lars Vilks, an artist who has received death threats since publishing images of the Prophet Mohammad.

    Danish police confirmed one civilian had been killed in the...

  • Son’s postcard to Lodz Ghetto resurfaces 72 years later

    By  Tom Tugend

    February 12, 2015 | 5:18 pm

    Almost 73 years ago, on March 21, 1942, Stefan Prager wrote a postcard from Sweden to his parents, who had been deported from their native Berlin to the Lodz Ghetto in Poland.

    He wrote about his recently celebrated 18th birthday, adding, “I’m feeling healthy and the winter passed...

  • Swedish, Palestinian leaders to meet after row with Israel

    February 10, 2015 | 8:50 am

    President Mahmoud Abbas will meet Sweden's new prime minister on Tuesday to further international support for his cause after the Nordic state infuriated Israel when it became the first major European country to recognize Palestine as a state.

    Social Democrat Prime Minister...

  • Israel faces tough months as pressure builds on Netanyahu

    November 10, 2014 | 9:19 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to keep his fractious coalition together as talk of early elections grows, but in trying to bolster himself domestically he runs the risk of further alienating international partners.

    To satisfy restive far-right parties in his...

  • Sweden recognizes Palestinian state, hopes it will revive peace process

    October 30, 2014 | 9:05 am

    The Swedish government officially recognized the state of Palestine on Thursday, the first Western European country to do so, reflecting growing international exasperation over the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

    Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom told...

  • City hall in Sweden to play ‘Schindler’s List’ theme for neo-Nazis meeting

    August 26, 2014 | 3:31 pm

    The town hall of a Swedish city will play the theme from the Holocaust film “Schindler’s List” before and after a public meeting of a neo-Nazi party.

    The Party of the Swedes was scheduled to hold a public rally in Norrkoping, in central Sweden, on Tuesday.

    The local ruling and...

  • Israeli gets jail time in Sweden for terrorism threats

    July 25, 2014 | 1:17 pm

    An Israeli citizen who threatened to commit terrorism in Sweden after his asylum request there was denied has been sentenced to two years in prison.

    Amram Ivri, 43, was sent to jail and made to pay $14,080 in fines and legal fees Friday for actions he committed last month, the...

  • 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...

  • Ban on non-medical circumcision introduced in Sweden

    September 24, 2013 | 9:31 am

    A bill introduced in the Swedish parliament would ban the non-medical circumcision of males younger than 18.

    Two lawmakers from the rightist Sweden Democrats party, noting that female genital mutilation is illegal in Sweden, submitted the bill to the Riksdag on Tuesday.


  • The debate we should be having on Syria

    September 4, 2013 | 12:09 pm

    On Tuesday evening, President Barack Obama boarded Air Force One, departed for Sweden and left behind a looming political disaster. Despite the endorsement of Republican and Democratic House leaders, many members of Congress remain deeply skeptical about the president's proposal to...

  • Holocaust hero Wallenberg statue rededication set

    August 1, 2013 | 10:19 am

    After standing for nearly 25 years on the corner of Fairfax Avenue and Beverly Boulevard, a statue of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Jewish lives in the Holocaust, will be rededicated on Aug. 5.

    The event will come one day after what would...

  • Blood and hate are flooding Europe

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 29, 2013 | 12:40 pm

    Muslim communities in Europe are not something new. Many people suffered in middle-eastern lands, went searching for a new home where there is freedom of speech and equal rights, and started to settle in various European countries.  With time, they became more and more noticed. It...

  • Doing Well, Thank You.

    By Ariel Blumenthal

    April 8, 2013 | 12:08 am

    The Irish Teachers Union members are oblivious of the symbolic week they had picked to adopt an academic boycott on Israel. One may argue the justice behind this move; I’d argue it has nothing to do with justice. Even the grimmest Apartheid reality the Irish teachers may imagine to...

  • Hezbollah operative tracked Israeli plane landings in Cyprus

    February 22, 2013 | 9:35 am

    The Hezbollah operative on trial for plotting against Israeli tourists in Cyprus acknowledged passing on Israeli aircraft landing times to his terrorist handlers.

    Hosem Taleb Yaacoub on Thursday said in court that he recorded landing times for Arkia flights between Tel Aviv and...

  • 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...

  • U.S. wins re-election to U.N. Human Rights Council

    November 12, 2012 | 11:40 am

    The United States succeeded on Monday in its bid for re-election to the 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council, a Geneva-based watchdog that has been criticized by Washington and Israel for singling out the Jewish state for criticism.

    The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly also...

  • Swedish flotilla ship heading for Gaza sails from Italy

    October 8, 2012 | 9:57 am

    A Swedish ship carrying human rights activists attempting to break Israel's naval blockade of Gaza left from Italy.

    The Estelle, carrying 17 activists from countries including Canada, Norway, Sweden, Israel  and the United States, sailed from the port at Naples on Saturday. The...

  • 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...

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