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News and updates about Switzerland

Switzerland to try Assad's uncle for war crimes

Switzerland's Attorney General's Office says Rifaat Al-Assad will be put on trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity dating back to 1982.

Switzerland to try Assad's uncle for war crimes

Swiss President:

'Antisemitism has no place in Switzerland'

Swiss President Viola Amherd responds to stabbing of haredi man in Zurich by 15-year-old who pledged allegiance to ISIS.

'Antisemitism has no place in Switzerland'

Zurich: Increased security for Jewish institutions

After a haredi man was stabbed by a 15-year-old and seriously injured, Zurich police upped security around Jewish institutions for fear of antisemitic attacks: 'Another precautionary measure.'

Zurich: Increased security for Jewish institutions

Antisemitism in Switzerland:

Haredi man stabbed in Zurich

Haredi in his 50s stabbed in city of Zurich, suffers serious injuries. Local reports say the assailant, a 15-year-old teen, yelled "death to the Jews" during the attack.

Haredi man stabbed in Zurich

Ben-Gvir:

'The ISA thinks we live in Switzerland'

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir denounced plans to release a group of Palestinian administrative detainees.

'The ISA thinks we live in Switzerland'

‘We don’t sell to Jews’

Store sign in Switzerland: ‘We don’t sell to Jews’

The Davos police opened an investigation after a restaurant and ski equipment rental shop displayed a sign ‘Due to various annoying incidents, including the theft of a sled, we no longer rent sports equipment to our Jewish brothers.’

Store sign in Switzerland: ‘We don’t sell to Jews’

Swiss ski shop under fire for banning Jews

Switzerland’s main Jewish organization denounces antisemitic sign put up at ski shop near Davos, barring Jews from renting equipment from the store.

Swiss ski shop under fire for banning Jews

Foreign Minister:

'UNRWA is part of the problem - not part of the solution'

Foreign Min. Eli Cohen thanks Swiss for ending funding for UNRWA, says organization only makes situation of Gaza residents worse.

'UNRWA is part of the problem - not part of the solution'

Swiss parliament votes to halt funding for UNRWA

Swiss National Council voted on to stop funding the agency following reports of its support of Hamas.

Swiss parliament votes to halt funding for UNRWA

It took more than 900 dead Jews before Switzerland woke up

Audiatur-Online has been reporting and warning for 12 years about antisemitism, Islamism and Jew-hating in the Paestinian Arab context Op-ed

It took more than 900 dead Jews before Switzerland woke up

Swiss university's Jewish studies professor must be Catholic

The University of Lucerne is seeking its next Jewish studies professor. Jews need not apply.

Swiss university's Jewish studies professor must be Catholic

Tragedy in Switzerland:

Son of hassidic rebbe killed in paragliding accident

Avrohom Moshe Rabinowitz was the grandson of the Lugano Biala Rebbe, Rabbi Bezalel Simcha Rabinowicz.

Son of hassidic rebbe killed in paragliding accident

Paralyzed man walks again with spinal and brain implants

Study by Swiss researchers successfully implants paralyzed man with device allowing him to walk and move his arms.

Paralyzed man walks again with spinal and brain implants

Switzerland to fund national memorial for Holocaust victims

Switzerland’s executive body agrees to help pay for the country’s first national memorial to honor the victims of the Holocaust.

Switzerland to fund national memorial for Holocaust victims

WJC: Credit Suisse must reinstate investigation into Nazi ties

Wold Jewish Congress urges bank to rehire investigators looking into new claims of Nazi accounts.

WJC: Credit Suisse must reinstate investigation into Nazi ties

Massive Nazi monument in Swiss cemetery stirring controversy

Enormous stone carving created by Nazis in 1938 leading the Swiss to reexamine the truth of their relationship to the 3rd Reich during WWII.

Massive Nazi monument in Swiss cemetery stirring controversy

Swiss Jewish leaders warn of increase in antisemitic attacks

New study finds 'emerging subculture' of antisemitism, calls for government to monitor antisemitism, enact hate speech laws.

Swiss Jewish leaders warn of increase in antisemitic attacks

Switzerland:

Man with explosives arrested outside Parliament

Police in Switzerland’s capital of Bern evacuate Parliament after man arrested near one of its entrances and found to be bearing explosives.

Man with explosives arrested outside Parliament

Geneva lawmakers move to ban Nazi symbols

Politicians from Swiss canton put forward bill to ban Nazi symbols, but measure needs to pass referendum before becoming law.

Geneva lawmakers move to ban Nazi symbols

Swiss Jews praise commission’s support of Nazi symbol ban

Group representing Swiss Jewish communities calls for banning Nazi symbols as first step to comprehensive hate symbol ban.

Swiss Jews praise commission’s support of Nazi symbol ban

Swiss Jews call for banning Nazi symbols

Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities calls for ban as first step towards banning all racist and extremist symbols.

Swiss Jews call for banning Nazi symbols

Switzerland launches commission on art looted by Nazis

Database will also be created to list and research provenance of suspected looted works of art.

Switzerland launches commission on art looted by Nazis

Pres. Herzog in Switzerland:

'Iran's behavior cannot be met with silence'

'Switzerland is strategically positioned, IAEA's independence is critical,' Israel's Pres. Herzog tells Switzerland's Pres. Cassis.

'Iran's behavior cannot be met with silence'

Basel, Switzerland:

Pres. Herzog will join commemoration of first Zionist Congress

President Isaac Herzog and First Lady Michal Herzog will make an official visit to the Swiss Confederation on Monday

Pres. Herzog will join commemoration of first Zionist Congress

Watch: Biden makes another stumble on the world stage

'I'm getting overly anxious', said the President as he confused two leading European nations.

Watch: Biden makes another stumble on the world stage

Germany, Switzerland arrest 4 ISIS sympathizers

Four suspected members of ISIS detained in Germany and Switzerland in a cross-border operation.

Germany, Switzerland arrest 4 ISIS sympathizers

Swiss Jews gather to discuss how to help Ukrainian refugees

Meetings take place after 300 Ukrainian Jewish refugees have found a home in Switzerland.

Swiss Jews gather to discuss how to help Ukrainian refugees

The week ahead - two conferences in Davos that will affect you

Both the World Health Organization and the World Economic Forum are having their conferences from the 22-28th of May, in Switzerland. Op-ed.

The week ahead - two conferences in Davos that will affect you

Swiss court sentences infamous French comedian for antisemitism

Dieudonné sentenced on appeal by Geneva court for 2019 performances that included “racial discrimination, defamation and insult.”

Swiss court sentences infamous French comedian for antisemitism

Swiss Jews to unveil memorial to Holocaust victims

The Swiss Jewish community is honoring the victims of the Holocaust with a memorial at the Jewish cemetery in Davos.

Swiss Jews to unveil memorial to Holocaust victims

Switzerland to create memorial to victims of Nazism

The Swiss government has approved the creation of a memorial for the victims of Nazism.

Switzerland to create memorial to victims of Nazism

Two Orthodox Jews elected to Zurich city council

Two Orthodox Jewish candidates have been elected to Zurich’s municipal council, winning seats in elections last weekend.

Two Orthodox Jews elected to Zurich city council

Swiss Jewish orgs slam gov decision not to ban Nazi symbols

Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities denounces federal government's decision as incomprehensible.

Swiss Jewish orgs slam gov decision not to ban Nazi symbols

Swiss Jews in talks over suspected Nazi-linked art collection

Controversial collection was previously denounced by Swiss Jewish community for containing works of art stolen by Nazis from French Jews.

Swiss Jews in talks over suspected Nazi-linked art collection

26-year old Orthodox Jew makes run for Zurich Council seat

If elected, Jehuda Spielman would become the only Orthodox Jew on a city council in Switzerland.

26-year old Orthodox Jew makes run for Zurich Council seat

Why this Jewish artist wants a museum to remove her paintings

Swiss-Jewish artist wants museum to take down her paintings over concerns about art purchased from Jews under duress during WWII.

Why this Jewish artist wants a museum to remove her paintings

Jewish artist asks controversial Swiss museum to remove her work

Painter and sculptor Miriam Cahn denounces Zurich museum for "whitewashing" Nazi links of a large permanent collection of paintings.

Jewish artist asks controversial Swiss museum to remove her work

Swiss Jews accuse private art collection of Nazi-era origins

Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities denounces private art collection for allegedly containing pieces stolen from Jews by the Nazis.

Swiss Jews accuse private art collection of Nazi-era origins

Switzerland bars entry of Israelis due to new COVID-19 variant

Germany, UK, join list of countries where new 'Omicron' variant from South Africa has been identified.

Switzerland bars entry of Israelis due to new COVID-19 variant

Abbas: We are extending our hands to the Israelis

PA chairman calls on Israel to start a new political track based on the two-state solution.

Abbas: We are extending our hands to the Israelis

PM to Swiss President: 'Take action against Iran'

PM Naftali Bennett requests that Swiss Confederation, as a member of IAEA council, take decisive action against Iran's nuclear project.

PM to Swiss President: 'Take action against Iran'

Switzerland: Protesters march in Bern against COVID restrictions

Large numbers of police block off streets in Bern on Thursday amid protests against COVID-19 measures.

Switzerland: Protesters march in Bern against COVID restrictions

Swiss Jewish community slams Swiss Press Council’s pro-BDS take

Swiss Jewish Federation outraged after country's press council rules against magazine that printed article linking BDS to anti-Semitism.

Swiss Jewish community slams Swiss Press Council’s pro-BDS take

Swiss government adopts IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Country's government reiterates that it "firmly and unequivocally opposes any form of anti-Semitism."

Swiss government adopts IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Swiss Muslim and Jewish groups speak out against 'burqa ban'

The ban on face-covering veils was approved in a referendum on Sunday.

Swiss Muslim and Jewish groups speak out against 'burqa ban'

Swiss voters back ban on full face coverings

Vote on “burqa ban” comes after years of debate in Switzerland following similar bans in other European countries.

Swiss voters back ban on full face coverings

Hate mail: 'This time, it's the Muslims who will deal with you'

Hate mail to French-Jewish lawmaker tells her to ‘prepare for the camps.’

Hate mail: 'This time, it's the Muslims who will deal with you'

Pig meat left outside 2 Swiss synagogues

Pig meat left outside Lausanne and Geneva synagogues in incidents said to be carried out by different individuals.

Pig meat left outside 2 Swiss synagogues

Police not ruling out 'terrorist motives' in Switzerland attack

Police in Switzerland say "terrorist motives" cannot be excluded in incident in which woman attacked two others in Lugano supermarket.

Police not ruling out 'terrorist motives' in Switzerland attack

Swiss lottery scratch card uses the phrase ‘gassed Jew’

State-owned lottery company in Switzerland apologizes for crossword scratch card that appeared to feature the word combination.

Swiss lottery scratch card uses the phrase ‘gassed Jew’

Report: Switzerland offers to mediate between Israel and PA

Swiss President reportedly offers to host diplomatic summit in which Israel and PA will try to resume negotiations.

Report: Switzerland offers to mediate between Israel and PA

Switzerland, do not deport Iranian Kurdish activist Arezu Aliasi

In a world gone mad, we must not forget individuals suffering injustice. Deporting a Kurdish woman activist to Iran is immoral. Opinion.

Switzerland, do not deport Iranian Kurdish activist Arezu Aliasi

PJ Library to launch in German

'A wonderful opportunity to teach children basic Jewish values and traditions,' German Jewish leader says.

PJ Library to launch in German

Museum to pay restitution to heirs of Nazi-looted art

Swiss museum agrees to pay restitution to heirs of Nazi-looted art worth $2m.

Museum to pay restitution to heirs of Nazi-looted art

Swiss diplomat chosen to head UNRWA

Arab report: Philippe Lazzarini to serve as next commissioner-general of UN agency for “Palestinian refugees”.

Swiss diplomat chosen to head UNRWA

Switzerland resumes payments to UNRWA

Switzerland resumes payments to UN's agency for “Palestinian refugees” after it is cleared of allegations of mismanaging funds.

Switzerland resumes payments to UNRWA

Watch: 'Heil Hitler' shouted during Arutz Sheva interview

Man yells anti-Semitic Nazi slogan during interview with rabbi in Switzerland about efforts to fight anti-Semitism in Europe.

Watch: 'Heil Hitler' shouted during Arutz Sheva interview

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?'

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

Bodies of British composer, family, found in Switzerland

British composer dies with his wife and infant daughter in plane crash.

Bodies of British composer, family, found in Switzerland

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.

Switzerland suspends UNRWA funding amid corruption allegations