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Jackie Jakubowski, editor of Swedish Jewish magazine, dies at 68

Jackie Jakubowski, editor of Swedish Jewish magazine, dies at 68

Jackie Jakubowski ,the editor of Sweden's Jewish Chronicle and author of a number of books on Jewish culture, dead at 68.Marcy Oster, JTA, 5/26/2020, 7:44 AM
Sweden’s only Jewish camp reverses decision to close this summer

Sweden’s only Jewish camp reverses decision to close this summer

Sweden's Jewish summer camp says it will allow limited number of campers, in accordance with new government decision.Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 5/23/2020, 10:05 PM
As Sweden's death rate rises, the country defends its refusal to lock down

As Sweden's death rate rises, the country defends its refusal to lock down

'I don't think their policies are the right ones,' Bill Gates said of Sweden. But Swedes aren't listening. Analysis.Y. Rabinovitz, 4/29/2020, 9:14 AM
Europe’s elderly are abandoned like lambs in a slaughterhouse

Europe’s elderly are abandoned like lambs in a slaughterhouse

They are denied treatment, but also a place in victim statistics. As if not only had they lost the right to life, but as if they didn't exist. Giulio Meotti, 4/19/2020, 5:00 AM
Anti-Semitism - on Sweden's 'Big Brother' reality show

Anti-Semitism - on Sweden's 'Big Brother' reality show

In Sweden, where anti-Semitism has risen, ‘Big Brother’ catches contestants confessing Jew-hatred.Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 2/16/2020, 12:00 AM
The first ‘Harry Potter’ book is now available in Yiddish

The first ‘Harry Potter’ book is now available in Yiddish

Swedish publisher releases first-ever Yiddish version of Harry Potter.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 2/8/2020, 7:36 PM
Swedish-Jewish woman, 60, fights off 3 purse snatchers

Swedish-Jewish woman, 60, fights off 3 purse snatchers

Attackers succeed in stealing Star of David pendant, fail to steal purse from woman while spouting anti-Semitic abuse.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 2/3/2020, 9:05 PM
Bag with Star of David and soap left outside Swedish Holocaust day display

Bag with Star of David and soap left outside Swedish Holocaust day display

Bag with Star of David and soap left outside Swedish Holocaust day display.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 2/1/2020, 6:33 PM
Swedish city earmarks $2 million to protect Jewish community

Swedish city earmarks $2 million to protect Jewish community

Malmo, a Swedish city with a significant Muslim population, to spend $2 million fighting anti-Semitism.Marcy Oster, JTA, 11/29/2019, 8:50 AM
Stickers shaped like yellow stars placed in Scandinavia

Stickers shaped like yellow stars placed in Scandinavia

Stickers shaped like yellow stars that Nazis made Jews wear during the Holocaust placed on multiple Jewish sites in Denmark and Sweden.Arutz Sheva Staff and JTA, 11/11/2019, 3:42 AM
In first, imam to attend Holocaust commemoration event in Sweden

In first, imam to attend Holocaust commemoration event in Sweden

Malmo imam confirms attendance at Kirstallnacht Holocaust commemoration event.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 11/9/2019, 9:34 PM
Anti-Semitic hate crimes in Sweden rise by 53% to all-time high

Anti-Semitic hate crimes in Sweden rise by 53% to all-time high

Jews are targets of 4% of all hate crimes in Sweden despite making only 0.2% of the population.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 11/4/2019, 9:32 PM
Swedish FM: BDS is not anti-Semitic

Swedish FM: BDS is not anti-Semitic

Sweden’s newly appointed foreign minister says she wants to strengthen ties with Israel, but also believes BDS is legitimate.Elad Benari, 10/29/2019, 12:41 AM
Rabbis: Push to ban circumcision shows 'lack of tolerance'

Rabbis: Push to ban circumcision shows 'lack of tolerance'

Conference of European Rabbis responds to Swedish push to ban circumcision, says it represents 'request for Jews to leave Sweden.'Yoni Kempinski, 10/7/2019, 4:01 PM
OU condemns Swedish party's proposed circumcision ban

OU condemns Swedish party's proposed circumcision ban

Leadership of Orthodox Union expresses deep concern over Swedish Centre Party’s vote to fight the non-medical circumcision of boys.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 10/4/2019, 9:42 PM
Jewish leaders appalled by Swedish anti-circumcision legislation

Jewish leaders appalled by Swedish anti-circumcision legislation

Conference of Presidents condemns Swedish political party which voted in favor of banning circumcision.Ben Ariel, 10/4/2019, 6:52 AM
A Swedish political party says it will fight to ban circumcision

A Swedish political party says it will fight to ban circumcision

Swedish Center Party votes overwhelmingly to ban circumcision. Jewish leaders warn move 'would make Jewish life impossible.'Josefin Dolsten/JTA, 10/3/2019, 8:23 PM
Rosh Hashanah Rescue 1943

Rosh Hashanah Rescue 1943

In Denmark, planned arrests were set for Wednesday night, October 1-the first night of Rosh Hashanah. The Nazis assumed that the Jews would be in their homes that day celebrating the holiday. The Danes thought differently. Larry Domnitch, 9/29/2019, 11:59 AM
Anti-Israel Swedish FM to step down

Anti-Israel Swedish FM to step down

Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom announces she will resign from her post to spend more time with her family.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/6/2019, 9:34 PM
Swedish imam fined for calling Jews ‘offspring of apes and pigs’

Swedish imam fined for calling Jews ‘offspring of apes and pigs’

Swedish court fines imam for anti-Semitic speech at anti-Israel protest following murder of Israeli policemen on Temple Mount.Marcy Oster/JTA, 9/3/2019, 9:05 PM
Report: Iran to release seized British oil tanker

Report: Iran to release seized British oil tanker

Sweden officials say Stena Impero, captured by Revolutionary Guards in July, will be released soon.Elad Benari, 8/23/2019, 1:06 AM
North Korea releases detained Australian student

North Korea releases detained Australian student

Alex Sigley, 29, is released following the intervention of Sweden, one of the few countries with an embassy in North Korea.Sara Rubenstein, 7/5/2019, 12:11 PM
Neo-Nazis disrupt exhibition of Holocaust survivors’ portraits

Neo-Nazis disrupt exhibition of Holocaust survivors’ portraits

Neo-Nazis in Sweden block entrance to an exhibition of portraits of Holocaust survivors, intimidate visitors already viewing the display.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 7/3/2019, 10:59 PM
Sweden bans smoking in public places

Sweden bans smoking in public places

Swedish ban requires premises owners to enforce law or face penalties, as government aims for a smoke-free country by 2025.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/3/2019, 2:11 PM
Malmo Jewish Community may need to dissolve itself

Malmo Jewish Community may need to dissolve itself

Head of Jewish Community in Swedish city says a shutdown of the community is a "possible scenario".Ben Ariel and JTA, 6/26/2019, 4:41 AM
Philanthropists donate $4 million to protect Jews

Philanthropists donate $4 million to protect Jews

Philanthropists donate $4 million to keep Jews safe in Malmo, Sweden.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 6/21/2019, 2:35 PM
Watch: Chabad couple in Sweden fined $67,000 for homeschooling

Watch: Chabad couple in Sweden fined $67,000 for homeschooling

"The absurdity here cries out to the Heavens because the city knows the quality education we give to our children,' Rabbi Namdar says.Sara Rubenstein, 6/14/2019, 10:29 AM
New: A Swedish McDonald's - for bees

New: A Swedish McDonald's - for bees

McDonald's opened the world's smallest fast food store, specifically for bees.Metanel Roth, 5/31/2019, 3:31 PM
Sweden to host anti-Semitism conference

Sweden to host anti-Semitism conference

'Anti-Semitism is a poison for all of society,' Swedish PM Lofven says.AFP, 5/24/2019, 3:35 PM
Swedish PM to visit Malmo after chants of ‘crushing Zionism’

Swedish PM to visit Malmo after chants of ‘crushing Zionism’

Stefan Lofven says he will visit city to discuss chants about 'crushing Zionism' by supporters of his party at a rally there.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 5/23/2019, 12:58 PM
Swedish journalist insists UN says Tel Aviv is Israel’s capital

Swedish journalist insists UN says Tel Aviv is Israel’s capital

Editor of Swedish news site doubles down on claim that Tel Aviv is Israel's capital, claiming UN recognizes Tel Aviv as Israeli capital.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 5/21/2019, 1:30 PM
Sweden to get its first Holocaust memorial ‘stumbling stones’

Sweden to get its first Holocaust memorial ‘stumbling stones’

First 3 brass plates to be placed in front of homes of Jewish Holocaust victims in Sweden.Josefin Dolsten/JTA, 5/20/2019, 9:44 PM
Sweden stabber's mother: Son is suffering 'psychiatric crisis'

Sweden stabber's mother: Son is suffering 'psychiatric crisis'

Stabbing of Jewish woman in Sweden ‘not about religion,’ suspect’s mom says.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 5/17/2019, 12:44 PM
Suspect arrested in stabbing of Jewish woman in Sweden

Suspect arrested in stabbing of Jewish woman in Sweden

Danish police nab Muslim man suspected of stabbing Jewish northwest of Malmo in Sweden. Authorities not treating incident as hate crime.David Rosenberg, 5/15/2019, 11:45 AM
Swedish police identify attacker who stabbed Jewish woman

Swedish police identify attacker who stabbed Jewish woman

Police investigating stabbing which left Jewish woman critically wounded as a hate crime.Gary Willig, 5/14/2019, 7:58 PM
Jewish woman wounded in stabbing attack in Sweden

Jewish woman wounded in stabbing attack in Sweden

Woman stabbed nine times in attempted murder in Swedish city of Helsingborg. Police beef up security around local Jewish institutions.David Rosenberg, 5/14/2019, 3:30 PM
What it’s like to go to Sweden’s only Jewish overnight camp

What it’s like to go to Sweden’s only Jewish overnight camp

Campers say camp gives them Jewish friends, identity, when many had none prior.Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 3/23/2019, 7:27 PM
Swedish hospital official quits amid anti-Semitism allegations

Swedish hospital official quits amid anti-Semitism allegations

Department chief at Swedish university hospital resigns after being accused of bullying Jewish staff members with 'obvious anti-Semitism'.JTA, 11/15/2018, 4:40 PM
Swedish surgeon accused of bullying Jewish employees

Swedish surgeon accused of bullying Jewish employees

Senior physician at Swedish university accused of singling out Jewish employees, expressing 'obvious and open anti-Semitism'.JTA, 11/1/2018, 3:10 PM
Pro-Israel Swedish flotilla arrives in Herzliya

Pro-Israel Swedish flotilla arrives in Herzliya

Swedish pro-Israel flotilla docks in Herzliya Marina, kicks off 11-day visit to improve Sweden's image in Israel.David Rosenberg, 10/12/2018, 8:51 AM
Swedish pro-Israel flotilla to arrive at Herzliya

Swedish pro-Israel flotilla to arrive at Herzliya

50 Evangelical Christian Swedes come on first flotilla in support of Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2018, 5:46 PM
Swedish Jewish politician’s house burnt in suspected hate crime

Swedish Jewish politician’s house burnt in suspected hate crime

Extensive damage to home of Jewish politician, who prevented blaze from spreading to other homes during anti-Semitic attack.JTA, 10/10/2018, 4:11 PM
Swedish prosecutors: No reason not to deport terrorist

Swedish prosecutors: No reason not to deport terrorist

Swedish prosecutors appeal decision not to deport Gazan who firebombed synagogue.JTA, 10/8/2018, 12:23 PM
The speech I never gave

The speech I never gave

Here's what I planned to say about free speech at the Gothenberg Alternative Book Fair, cancelled because of threats from Antifa. Freedom of speech is in short supply in Western Europe. Bruce Bawer, 10/7/2018, 9:37 PM
Sweden to enact circumcision ban?

Sweden to enact circumcision ban?

Swedish party submits motion calling for circumcision ban, calling circumcision 'an infringement of the child’s integrity.'JTA, 10/4/2018, 1:29 PM
It is game over for Europe

It is game over for Europe

Is Africa the future of Europe? Giulio Meotti, 9/29/2018, 9:06 PM
Swedish far-right submits motion to recognize Jerusalem

Swedish far-right submits motion to recognize Jerusalem

Sweden Democrats submits motion urging government to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and recognize the city as Israel’s capital.Ben Ariel, Canada, 9/29/2018, 12:38 AM
Bono gives Nazi salute to mock right-wing Swedish party

Bono gives Nazi salute to mock right-wing Swedish party

Following Swedish elections which saw gains by right-wing Swedish Democrats, U2 singer makes Nazi salute to mock party.JTA, 9/13/2018, 8:10 PM
Swedish court nixes deportation for Arab who torched synagogue

Swedish court nixes deportation for Arab who torched synagogue

Court says Palestinian Arab who firebombed synagogue in response to US recognition of Jerusalem 'in danger' from Israel if sent to PA.JTA, 9/12/2018, 8:44 PM
Swedish far-right to make gains in parliament

Swedish far-right to make gains in parliament

Exit polls in Swedish elections find support surge for nationalist Sweden Democrats.Ben Ariel,Canada, 9/9/2018, 10:04 PM
Sweden to build Holocaust museum in Malmo

Sweden to build Holocaust museum in Malmo

City hit by string of anti-Semitic incidents likely venue for planned Holocaust museum.JTA, 9/6/2018, 9:25 PM
Right-wing Swedish officials caught making anti-Semitic comments

Right-wing Swedish officials caught making anti-Semitic comments

Regional leaders of right-wing Swedish Democrats party made anti-Semitic jokes on social media outlets, report reveals.JTA, 9/4/2018, 2:34 PM
Muslim politician: Anti-Semitic comment sent from ‘fake’ account

Muslim politician: Anti-Semitic comment sent from ‘fake’ account

Swedish politician fighting racism in Malmo denies calling Jews ‘impure.’JTA, 8/26/2018, 12:21 AM
Muslim woman wins Swedish 'handshake case'

Muslim woman wins Swedish 'handshake case'

Swedish court rules company discriminated against Muslim woman who refused to shake hands with male interviewer.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/16/2018, 2:39 PM
Muslims torch scores of cars 'almost like military operation'

Muslims torch scores of cars 'almost like military operation'

Gothenburg and surrounding towns see 'new', 'coordinated' violence.Mordechai Sones, 8/15/2018, 12:13 AM
Swedish PM 'furious' after youths set 100 cars on fire

Swedish PM 'furious' after youths set 100 cars on fire

Swedish police investigate series of arson attacks, say they may have been coordinated using social media.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/14/2018, 2:44 PM
Police say Swedish neo-Nazi planned to kill journalists

Police say Swedish neo-Nazi planned to kill journalists

Nordic Resistance Movement gathered photographs of journalists' homes, private info in plot to murder them.JTA, 8/13/2018, 8:31 PM