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Sweden:

Police cordon off area near Israeli Embassy in Stockholm

Police patrol hears gunshots, detains several individuals after suspected shooting near Israeli Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden.

Police cordon off area near Israeli Embassy in Stockholm

Malmo, Sweden

Israeli comedian detained for waving Israeli flag

Guy Hochman was verbally assaulted and spit at by anti-Israel protesters at the Eurovision Village. Officers then detained him and told him that it was not a place for Israeli flags and Jews.

Israeli comedian detained for waving Israeli flag

Provocation at Eurovision:

Swedish singer appears with keffiyeh around his hand

Swedish singer Eric Saade appears on stage at Eurovision semi-final with keffiyeh wrapped around his hand, in violation of the rules of the contest. European Broadcasting Union condemns.

Swedish singer appears with keffiyeh around his hand

How Payup revolutionizes the way for Swedes to find smslån

In Sweden, the concept of smslån, or quick loans as they're colloquially known, has become a staple for those in need of an immediate financial boost.

How Payup revolutionizes the way for Swedes to find smslån

Most antisemitic city in Europe

Israeli journalist recounts shocking trip to Eurovision host city

Elad Simchayoff, who recently returned from a fact-finding trip to Malmö, Sweden, spoke to Arutz Sheva about the antisemitism in the city and the steps being taken to protect the Israeli delegation from it.

Israeli journalist recounts shocking trip to Eurovision host city

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Good Evening Malmö: Antisemitism at Eurovision host city

Israeli Channel 12’s visit to the host city for the Eurovision reveals disturbing hatred, violent antisemitism, and one astonishing warning ahead of Europe’s biggest evening.

Good Evening Malmö: Antisemitism at Eurovision host city

Iraqi who burned Quran in Sweden to leave the country

Iraqi refugee Salwan Momika, who stoked outrage by burning Quran, says he will seek refuge in Norway after Sweden revoked his residency permit.

Iraqi who burned Quran in Sweden to leave the country

Planned attack in Sweden

Germany arrests two suspected ISIS members

Germany arrests two Afghan nationals for allegedly planning attack on the Swedish parliament in retaliation for Quran burnings which caused an uproar.

Germany arrests two suspected ISIS members

Israel to Canada & Sweden:

Reinstating funding to UNRWA is a serious mistake

Decision to reinstate funding to UNRWA 'constitutes tacit agreement and support' by Canadian and Swedish governments for UNRWA employees' involvement in Oct. 7 massacre, Foreign Ministry says.

Reinstating funding to UNRWA is a serious mistake

Sweden:

Couple sent by Iran as sleeper agents to murder Jews

Couple sent to Sweden by IRGC lived in country for 5 years under fake names before being activated in plot to murder 3 Jewish citizens of Sweden, including community leader and dual US citizen.

Couple sent by Iran as sleeper agents to murder Jews

Suspected attack attempt:

Grenade found outside Israeli Embassy in Sweden

Law enforcement was called to tend to a suspicious object outside the Israeli Embassy in Stockholm. The object was found to be a hand grenade that did not detonate after being thrown at the embassy's external fence.

Grenade found outside Israeli Embassy in Sweden

Swedish citizen arrested by Iran

Iranian authorities confirmed that a Swedish citizen has been arrested, but did not comment on the charges against him.

Swedish citizen arrested by Iran

Sweden:

Arrests made after violent riot breaks out during Quran burning

Swedish police arrest two people and detained 10 after violent riot breaks out at protest involving a burning of the Quran in Malmo.

Arrests made after violent riot breaks out during Quran burning

Netanyahu speaks to Swedish MPs on moving embassy to Jerusalem

PM meets delegation of Swedish MPs, discusses strengthening cooperation in technology, artificial intelligence, and the vehicle industry.

Netanyahu speaks to Swedish MPs on moving embassy to Jerusalem

Following Quran burnings:

Iran summons Swedish and Danish representatives

Iran says it the Swedish and Danish governments are fully responsible for desecrations of the Quran in those countries.

Iran summons Swedish and Danish representatives

Sweden:

Woman arrested after spraying Quran-burning activist

Swedish police detain woman who sprayed anti-Islam activist using a fire extinguisher as he staged a Quran-burning.

Woman arrested after spraying Quran-burning activist

Following Quran burnings:

Sweden raises terrorist alert to second highest level

Sweden's security service raises terrorist alert from 3 to 4, says it thwarted attacks after Quran burnings angered the Muslim world.

Sweden raises terrorist alert to second highest level

Sweden calls for vigilance abroad after Quran burning incidents

Senior Swedish official calls Swedes abroad and businesses linked to Sweden to “observe increased vigilance and caution”.

Sweden calls for vigilance abroad after Quran burning incidents

Molotov cocktail thrown at Sweden's embassy in Beirut

The attack on the embassy comes amid outrage in the Muslim world over incidents of Quran burning in Sweden.

Molotov cocktail thrown at Sweden's embassy in Beirut

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'Death to America!' at protest outside Swedish Embassy in Tehran

Protesters demonstrating outside Swedish Embassy in Tehran call for expulsion of Swedish Ambassador to Iran.

'Death to America!' at protest outside Swedish Embassy in Tehran

Sweden:

Activists yet again burn Quran in Stockholm

The incident comes as Sweden mulls legislative possibilities to ensure a ban on the desecration of holy books throughout the country.

Activists yet again burn Quran in Stockholm

Swedish govt. examining legal changes over book burnings

Swedish Justice Minister Gunnar Strömmer gives European Jewish Association assurances amid pledges to burn Torahs.

Swedish govt. examining legal changes over book burnings

Denmark seeks to make it illegal to desecrate Quran

The comments by Denmark’s Foreign Minister follow public Quran desecrations both in Denmark and in Sweden.

Denmark seeks to make it illegal to desecrate Quran

Sweden:

Woman burns sheet of paper instead of Hebrew Bible

Swedish woman granted permission to burn Hebrew Bible backs down, the second such incident in two weeks.

Woman burns sheet of paper instead of Hebrew Bible

'A shameful event'

Minister Sofer blasts intention to burn Hebrew Bible in Sweden

Aliyah and Integration Minister criticizes plans to burn a Hebrew Bible in Stockholm: I expect the authorities to take immediate action.

Minister Sofer blasts intention to burn Hebrew Bible in Sweden

Sweden:

Police again approve burning of Hebrew Bible

Police allow woman to burn a Hebrew Bible in Stockholm, weeks after approving another Torah burning in front of Israeli embassy.

Police again approve burning of Hebrew Bible

Khamenei:

'Desecrators of Quran should face the most severe punishment'

Iranian Supreme Leader calls on Sweden to hand over those who burn the Quran to Islamic countries.

'Desecrators of Quran should face the most severe punishment'

Nasrallah:

'Expel Swedish ambassadors over Quran burning there'

Hezbollah leader calls on Arab and Islamic countries to follow in Iraq's footsteps and expel the Swedish ambassadors from their countries.

'Expel Swedish ambassadors over Quran burning there'

Sweden:

Anti-Islam activist to burn Quran a second time

Activist whose public Quran-burning outside a mosque set off fierce controversy to also burn Iraqi flag outside embassy.

Anti-Islam activist to burn Quran a second time

Iraq:

Protesters set Swedish embassy in Baghdad on fire

Hundreds of protesters storm Swedish embassy in Baghdad and set it on fire. No embassy staff harmed.

Protesters set Swedish embassy in Baghdad on fire

Swedish activist cancels plan to burn Jewish Bible

The Swedish activist who threatened to burn the Jewish Bible claims he was checking for selective enforcement.

Swedish activist cancels plan to burn Jewish Bible

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Sweden to change law related to burning of sacred texts

Swedish government reportedly informs Israel it is working to change local law following uproar over burning of Jewish Bible.

Sweden to change law related to burning of sacred texts

Naftali Bennett:

'Burning a Torah is not free speech, it's hatred and incitement'

Former PM interviewed on Swedish television, explains why Israel is against the Swedish decision to allow a Torah to be burned in public.

'Burning a Torah is not free speech, it's hatred and incitement'

"Has Europe learned nothing?"

A joint statement by Jewish and Christian organizations against the planned burning of a Jewish Bible in Sweden.

"Has Europe learned nothing?"

Western Wall rabbi:

'No force in the world can destroy our sacred scriptures'

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, rabbi of the Western Wall, tells Swedish authorities: 'It is not too late, extinguish the fire.'

'No force in the world can destroy our sacred scriptures'

Netanyahu:

Sweden decision 'shameful' & harms what is holy to Jewish people

PM Netanyahu condemns Sweden's decision to allow burning of Jewish Bibles. 'We must respect the holy books of all religions.'

Sweden decision 'shameful' & harms what is holy to Jewish people

In letters to Swedish leaders:

Israel's chief rabbis condemn intent to burn Jewish Bible

Israel's Chief Rabbi Lau pens letter to Swedish PM Kristersson: 'Freedom of expression does not permit everything.'

Israel's chief rabbis condemn intent to burn Jewish Bible

Israeli Pres.:

'Whole world must join together' to condemn Jewish Bible burning

'Permitting the defacement of sacred texts is blatant incitement and an act of pure hate,' Pres. Isaac Herzog says.

'Whole world must join together' to condemn Jewish Bible burning

'A disgrace to Sweden'

Swedish authorities allow provocative burning of Jewish Bible

European Jewish Congress 'shocked and appalled by moves to burn holy books in Sweden.'

Swedish authorities allow provocative burning of Jewish Bible

Iran claims:

Mossad involved in Quran burning in Sweden

Iranian Ministry of Defense claims the Swedish activist who burned the Quran served as an agent of the Mossad.

Mossad involved in Quran burning in Sweden

Turkey agrees to support Sweden's NATO bid

Turkish President agrees to forward Sweden's application to join NATO to his parliament for approval.

Turkey agrees to support Sweden's NATO bid

Pakistan:

Muslims protest Quran burning in Sweden

Muslims hold rallies following Prime Minister's call for anti-Sweden protests over burning of Quran in Stockholm.

Muslims protest Quran burning in Sweden

Four countries officially sue Iran over downing of Ukrainian jet

UK, Canada, Sweden and Ukraine launch ICJ case against Iran over 2020 downing of jet after elimination of Soleimani.

Four countries officially sue Iran over downing of Ukrainian jet

After Quran burning:

Stockholm authorities receive application to burn Torah

Police in Stockholm receive new applications to burn religious texts following burning of Quran that sparked outrage in the Muslim world.

Stockholm authorities receive application to burn Torah

Turkey:

'Quran burning in Sweden raises questions about NATO membership'

Turkey’s foreign minister says Sweden's failure to prevent Quran-burning raises questions about Sweden’s possible NATO membership.

'Quran burning in Sweden raises questions about NATO membership'

Following Quran burning:

Saudi Arabia summons Sweden's ambassador

Saudi foreign ministry urges Sweden "to stop actions that contradict international efforts seeking to spread the values of tolerance".

Saudi Arabia summons Sweden's ambassador

Sweden:

'Quran burning was an Islamophobic act'

Sweden's government condemns burning of a Quran outside Stockholm's main mosque which enraged the Muslim world.

'Quran burning was an Islamophobic act'

Iran sued in international court over downed Ukrainian jetliner

Canada, Britain, Sweden and Ukraine to take Iran to International Court of Justice over jetliner downed in 2020.

Iran sued in international court over downed Ukrainian jetliner

Muslim world outraged after Quran burned in Sweden

Iraqi protesters breach Sweden's embassy in Baghdad, and other countries condemn the burning of a Quran outside a Stockholm mosque.

Muslim world outraged after Quran burned in Sweden

Sweden:

Protester burns Quran in front of central mosque

The incident further deepened tensions between Sweden and Turkey, which is blocking the former's attempt to join NATO.

Protester burns Quran in front of central mosque

Europe, the La La Land continent of immigration

Sweden is a monument to European naivete that believes open immigration of Muslims can lead to integration with post-Christians. Op-ed.

Europe, the La La Land continent of immigration

FM Cohen in Sweden:

'A new era for our relationship'

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen becomes first Israeli foreign minister in 22 years to visit Sweden.

'A new era for our relationship'

WJC launches Swedish office to bolster regional presence

Stockholm office will works to safeguard Jewish life in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

WJC launches Swedish office to bolster regional presence

Too late Sweden, you cannot avoid disintegration

The size of the mirgrant population which Sweden is now trying to curtail, has passed the point of no return. Death knell for the EU? Op-ed.

Too late Sweden, you cannot avoid disintegration

Replacement theory is alive in the Islamic takeover of Europe

Islam is replacing both Christianity in Belgium and atheism in Sweden in a weakened West. Op-ed.

Replacement theory is alive in the Islamic takeover of Europe

Hungary slams US for false Holocaust memorial vandalism claim

Hungarian government demands apology after Biden's UN ambassador lists vandalized Swedish Raoul Wallenberg memorial as located in Hungary.

Hungary slams US for false Holocaust memorial vandalism claim

Muslim man postpones Torah burning protest in Sweden

Egyptian writer living in Sweden says he still plans to hold public burning of Torah scroll outside of Israeli embassy.

Muslim man postpones Torah burning protest in Sweden

Sweden:

Raoul Wallenberg sculpture in Holocaust memorial vandalized

Statue of diplomat who saved thousands of Jews in Hungary during Holocaust covered with white paint.

Raoul Wallenberg sculpture in Holocaust memorial vandalized

Shocking:

Anti-Israel protesters in Sweden plan to burn Torah scroll

Sweden's free-speech laws mean that desecration of holy item is hard to prevent.

Anti-Israel protesters in Sweden plan to burn Torah scroll

Sweden:

Two suspected Russian spies arrested in predawn operation

Russian couple arrested in unusual early morning raid by agents repelling from two helicopters.

Two suspected Russian spies arrested in predawn operation