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  • 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...

  • Cyprus verdict could inhibit Hezbollah operations in Europe

    March 28, 2013 | 11:35 am

    The conviction in Cyprus of a Hezbollah operative plotting to attack Israelis could undercut efforts by the terrorist group to carry out additional attacks outside the Middle East.

    Last week's conviction was the second confirmation in recent months that Hezbollah is active on...

  • 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...

  • Swedish solidarity ‘kippah walk’ unites Jews, non-Jews

    August 17, 2012 | 1:55 pm

    Kippah-wearing Jews and non-Jews are expected to march Saturday in Sweden as a sign of solidarity with Malmo’s Jews.

    “The idea is to show ourselves and others that we refuse to be afraid or hide our Jewish affiliation,” Fredrik Sieradzki, director of communications for the...

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  • Remove guest tweeter, head of Swedish Jewish community says

    June 14, 2012 | 2:07 pm

    The president of Sweden’s Jewish communities said the country’s tourism agency should replace this week’s guest operator of the national Twitter account.

    The operator, Sonja Abrahamsson, during her stint on @Sweden has caused a stir with some references she made about Jews. She...

  • 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.

    “Mayor...

  • Party head says Swedish mayor’s comments were ‘wrong’

    April 2, 2012 | 10:19 am

    Anti-Semitic comments made by Malmo Mayor Ilmar Reepalu were “wrong,” the head of his Swedish Social Democratic Party said while expressing confidence in Reepalu.

    Stefan Lofven made his remarks following a meeting Monday with Jewish community leaders at Social Democrat headquarters...

  • Stieg Larsson’s other calling was as an anti-neo-Nazi crusader

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 14, 2011 | 11:01 am

    Stieg Larsson, the Swedish author of the international best-selling “Millennium” series, including “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” died in 2004 at age 50 of a heart attack, before the publication of his crime thrillers made him one of the most famous writers of the decade....

  • 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,...