El Al passengers get stuck in Switzerland on Shabbat due to fog

An angry passenger said: 'El Al isn't aware that there's fog in Europe at the end of October?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/26/2019, 7:57 PM

Bodies of British composer, family, found in Switzerland

British composer dies with his wife and infant daughter in plane crash.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 8/30/2019, 6:10 PM

Switzerland suspends UNRWA funding amid corruption allegations

Switzerland says it is suspending further contributions pending findings of UN investigators examining claims of corruption within UNRWA.AFP, 7/30/2019, 3:27 PM

Olmert cancels flight over fears of arrest

Former PM told he could be arrested for war crimes if he lands in Zurich, Switzerland.Gary Willig, 7/24/2019, 8:50 PM

In Swiss Alps, locals and haredi tourists find ways to get along

After much-publicized incidents between haredi visitors and locals in Swiss vacation town, project launched to foster mutual understanding.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 7/2/2019, 8:28 AM

Synagogue in Basel, Switzerland vandalized

Rabbi says community will not be intimidated into cancelling Hanukkah lighting after window smashed during Shabbat services.JTA, 12/3/2018, 5:04 PM

Swiss citizens against BDS

'The BDS Movement is based on lies. The attempts to boycott Israel are attempts to harm the Jewish People.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/11/2018, 11:55 AM

Swiss kosher butcher shop vandalized 4 times in one month

Kosher butcher shop in Basel, Switzerland hit for fourth time in a month, in what local Jews say is coordinated campaign of intimidation.JTA, 10/24/2018, 2:59 PM

Gaza man jailed for assaulting kippah-wearing Jew in Switzerland

Muslim brutalizes Jewish man on Switzerland train; sentenced to four months prison for assault but not convicted of hate crime.JTA - Mordechai Sones, 8/8/2018, 4:49 PM

Swiss tourism official complains about ‘Jewish guests’’ behavior

Official in Davos, Switzerland, complains to Jewish community about Jewish guests whose behavior ‘disturbs’ other visitors.JTA, 8/7/2018, 2:54 PM

Plane crash in Swiss Alps kills 20

Police confirm vintage plane crashed in Swiss Alps, killing everyone on board.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/5/2018, 4:19 PM

A legal blow to illegal Eritrean immigrants

Swiss court rules that danger of being drafted into Eritrean military insufficient to prevent deportation of Eritrean migrants.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/15/2018, 9:14 PM

Zurich: Knife-wielding man attacks Jewish family

Man brandishing knife, shouting anti-Semitic curses chases Orthodox Jewish family on way to synagogue. Suspect released after questioning.David Rosenberg, 7/9/2018, 11:17 AM

Rouhani: We'll respect deal if interests are preserved

Visiting Switzerland, Iranian President says Iran will respect nuclear deal with world powers as long as its interests are preserved.Elad Benari, 7/4/2018, 1:08 AM

Switzerland welcomes radicalization

'Muslim World League behind whole network of radically-oriented mosques in Switzerland with clear intention of spreading Salafist thought.'Mordechai Sones, 6/20/2018, 6:25 PM

Swiss FM doubles down on UNRWA criticism

Switzerland's Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis questions whether his country should continue to fund UN's "Palestinian refugee" agency.Elad Benari, 5/31/2018, 5:43 AM

Switzerland: Jews not wanted in vacation apartments?

Tourist company rep wanted to rent vacation apartments in Cranes Montana, Switzerland, but was told that the owner refused to accept Jews.Benny Toker, 5/24/2018, 8:34 PM

Will Switzerland also move embassy to Jerusalem?

Swiss petition calls to move embassy to Jerusalem; Lev HaOlam: 'Many see deep hypocrisy in anti-Israel discrimination, refuse to be silent.'Mordechai Sones, 5/23/2018, 12:46 PM

Swiss FM: UNRWA is part of the problem

Swiss Foreign Minister says UN's agency for "Palestinian refugees" is ammunition to continue the conflict.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/18/2018, 5:13 AM

Airline to fly directly from Zurich to Israel

In a first, leading Swiss travel airline opens a new direct route from Zurich to Eilat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/16/2018, 8:37 AM

Swiss neo-Nazi who attacked Jewish man sentenced to prison

Swiss neo-Nazi who assaulted an Orthodox Jewish man in Zurich sentenced to two years in prison.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2018, 4:05 AM

10 arrested across France, Switzerland in terror crackdown

10 terror suspects arrested in France, Switzerland amid plots to target Paris suburbs, French coastal towns.David Rosenberg, 11/7/2017, 1:51 PM

Switzerland: Refugee attempts stabbing attack

Swiss police shoot, kill refugee wielding two knives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/7/2017, 8:35 PM

Swiss lawmaker resigns after comparing pigs to Auschwitz victims

Swiss Green Party lawmaker Jonas Fricker resigns, apologizes after saying Auschwitz victims more likely to survive than pigs.JTA, 10/2/2017, 8:33 PM

The Swiss refuse to pay for the security of Jewish citizens

Switzerland is acting against its own laws when it comes to Jewish security says Swiss historian Simon Erlanger, interviewed by the writer.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 9/14/2017, 1:01 PM

New information about North Korean dictator's past

Kim Jong-Un's former schoolteacher in Switzerland: 'He liked playing basketball, admired Michael Jordan, and loved German folk songs.'Mordechai Sones, 9/4/2017, 4:48 PM

Watch: Fortress Switzerland

Why is Switzerland considered the most protected nation in the world?Tzvi Lev, 8/22/2017, 4:16 PM

Swiss lawmaker slams Israel for 'tolerating haredim'

Amid criticism of hotel signs telling Jews to shower, Geneva lawmaker accuses Israel of excessive tolerance of haredim who 'prevent peace.'JTA, 8/17/2017, 3:35 PM

Booking.com drops Swiss hotel over anti-Semitic signs

Online hotel reservation service drops Swiss hotel whose management put up signs singling out Jews.Ben Ariel, 8/17/2017, 6:05 AM

Swiss lawmakers to vote on banning import of kosher, halal meat

Ban on import ritually slaughtered meat would make keeping kosher impossible in European state where shechitah has been illegal since 1894.JTA, 8/16/2017, 6:32 PM

Switzerland denounces anti-Semitism

Switzerland clarifies it condemns anti-Semitism following incident in which a Swiss hotel posted anti-Semitic signs.Ben Ariel, 8/16/2017, 5:06 AM

'We know this hotel: They're not anti-Semitic'

Jewish patrons of hotel with signs instructing Jews to shower before and after using pool say owners are far from anti-Semitic.Ido Ben Porat, 8/14/2017, 11:40 PM

Hotel apologizes for anti-Semitic signs

Manager of Swiss hotel says signs singling out Jews at pool should have been addressed to all guests, Jews are welcome at hotel.JTA, 8/14/2017, 9:09 PM

Anti-Semitic signs at Switzerland hotel

Swiss hotel posts signs limiting hours Jews can use refrigerator, telling Jews to shower before and after swimming.Gary Willig, 8/14/2017, 6:36 PM

5 wounded in chainsaw rampage in Switzerland

Man carrying chainsaw goes berserk in northern Swiss town, leaving severely injured.David Rosenberg, 7/24/2017, 2:47 PM

Swiss FM vows to tighten review of funding for anti-Semitic NGOs

Swiss FM responds to passage of resolution by parliament to end funding of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel NGOs.JTA, 6/15/2017, 3:19 PM

Swiss parliament votes to end funding of anti-Semitic NGOs

Legislation to end funding for NGOs that are vehicles for incitement and anti-Semitism passes final vote in upper house of Swiss parliament.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2017, 2:17 PM

Switzerland considering trying Livni for 'war crimes'

Swiss Attorney General confirms it's considering suit against Livni submitted by pro-Palestinian group for her role in Operation Cast Lead.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/1/2017, 1:32 PM

Swiss court: Man guilty of libel over Facebook 'likes'

Swiss court faults 45-year-old for 'liking' defamatory comments on Facebook; opponent says decision may harm freedom of expression.AFP, 5/31/2017, 11:25 PM

120 years after Herzl, anti-BDS conferences held in Switzerland

Israel supporters hold anti-BDS conference in Basel, where First Zionist Congress was held in 1897.Chana Roberts, 5/15/2017, 12:31 PM

Swiss police rule out terror in Basel shooting

Police in Switzerland say killing of two people in a Basel cafe was not terror-related.Ben Ariel, Canada, 3/10/2017, 9:51 PM

Two people shot dead at Swiss cafe

Two men shoot dead two people and seriously injure a third at a cafe in Basel. Motive unknown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/10/2017, 4:06 AM

Switzerland to launch Holocaust remembrance app

A new app to teach youth about the Holocaust to headline at Switzerland’s chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.JTA, 3/9/2017, 10:55 PM

Swiss parliament votes to halt funds to anti-Semitic groups

Switzerland’s lower house of parliament votes to halt public funding for groups that promote racism, anti-Semitism, and hate.JTA, 3/9/2017, 7:54 PM

Switzerland pushes back against BDS

Swiss Parliament passes motion calling for end to government funding of BDS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/9/2017, 9:35 AM

Swiss government hiding BDS funding

Switzerland is hiding information about millions of dollars transferred to BDS organizations, claiming it might 'harm state interests'.Ido Ben-Porat, 1/24/2017, 12:29 PM

Swiss court rules Muslim girls must swim with boys

"Mixed-gender swimming lessons part of ‘full school curriculum’ and children’s ‘successful integration’ into society"Mordechai Sones, 1/10/2017, 4:38 PM

Three hurt in shooting at Islamic Center in Zurich

Moments after Russian ambassador to Turkey assassinated,Swiss police report three people hurt during shooting at Islamic center in Zurich.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/19/2016, 7:54 PM

Swiss court overturns incitement conviction for Jewish musician

A Swiss court overturned the hate-incitement conviction of a Jewish musician who on Facebook described Muslims as “the Nazis of today”.JTA, 12/4/2016, 5:52 PM

UK to help secure its Jewish community - but Switzerland won't

Swiss government says Jewish community needs to levy special tax, reimburse police for the extra protection.Haim Lev, 12/4/2016, 9:18 AM

Swiss government wants Jews to fund their own security costs

'There is no constitutional or legal basis permitting the participation of the federal state in the costs.'JTA, 11/21/2016, 10:43 PM

Young Jewish international volunteers gather in Switzerland

160 young Jews from 37 countries gather in Basel for the first global summit of the Jewish Diplomatic Corps.JTA, 11/17/2016, 5:26 AM

Switzerland confirms spying during Iran nuclear talks

Swiss prosecutors say they found evidence of spying on Iran nuclear talks, but close the probe.Elad Benari, 11/4/2016, 3:42 AM

Geneva denies Jihadists store loot in Swiss ports

French politician says Swiss free ports help terrorists, Geneva denies claim, says public misunderstands concept of free ports.AFP, 10/30/2016, 11:28 AM

'Eritrean migrants can return home safely'

Swiss investigation confirms Eritrean 'refugees' may return to home country safely.Emily Rose, 9/12/2016, 1:06 PM

Woman injured in Switzerland attack dies of her wounds

34-year-old victim of the burning and stabbing attack in Switzerland yesterday dies; attacker, 27, also dead.Shai Landesman, 8/14/2016, 3:49 PM

Six stabbed, burned in Swiss train attack

The suspected attacker, described as a Swiss citizen aged 27, was also injured. Police say terror motive 'not excluded'.Guy Cohen, 8/13/2016, 8:38 PM