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Swedish Foreign Minister: Sweden is a friend of Israel

Swedish Foreign Minister: Sweden is a friend of Israel

Sweden’s Foreign Minister visits Israel, meets Lapid: We might not always agree, but good friends disagree.Elad Benari, 19/10/2021 06:09
Pres. Herzog meets Swedish FM: Help support efforts for peace and normalization

Pres. Herzog meets Swedish FM: Help support efforts for peace and normalization

President Isaac Herzog holds diplomatic working meeting with Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/10/2021 13:32
Sweden: 'Holocaust was a scam' projected onto synagogue

Sweden: 'Holocaust was a scam' projected onto synagogue

Police investigating after ‘Holocaust was a scam’ projected on Swedish synagogue during international anti-Semitism conference.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 17/10/2021 07:28
Swedish FM: Israeli government interested in 2-State Solution

Swedish FM: Israeli government interested in 2-State Solution

Minister Ann Linde says Swedish relations with Israel much better under Bennett-Lapid govt. than under Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/10/2021 20:54
Sweden: City of Malmö hosts conference on combating anti-Semitism

Sweden: City of Malmö hosts conference on combating anti-Semitism

With dozens of world leaders watching, Sweden looks to turn around its reputation on anti-Semitism.Katarzyna Andersz, JTA, 15/10/2021 14:10
ADL CEO: Rising anti-Semitism a ‘clear and present danger’

ADL CEO: Rising anti-Semitism a ‘clear and present danger’

Jonathan Greenblatt warns Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism of rising anti-Jewish violence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/10/2021 19:50
Jewish, Swedish leaders gather ahead of global anti-Semitism forum

Jewish, Swedish leaders gather ahead of global anti-Semitism forum

World Jewish Congress president, prime minister of Sweden join at Malmö Synagogue, share next steps in fight against hatred.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2021 20:51
Sweden suspends Moderna COVID vaccines for people under 30

Sweden suspends Moderna COVID vaccines for people under 30

Scandinavian countries reduce use of Moderna vaccine following study showing increased risk of heart inflammation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/10/2021 23:00
Swedish Muhammad cartoonist dies in accident

Swedish Muhammad cartoonist dies in accident

Swedish artist Lars Vilks lived under police protection since his 2007 sketch of Muslim Prophet Muhammad with a dog’s body.Elad Benari, 04/10/2021 05:44
Lapid speaks to Swedish counterpart

Lapid speaks to Swedish counterpart

This is the first time in seven years that the foreign ministers of Israel and Sweden have spoken.Elad Benari, Canada, 20/09/2021 21:54
Sweden to ban entry for travelers from Israel due to COVID-19

Sweden to ban entry for travelers from Israel due to COVID-19

Israel one of six countries from which travelers will be banned in Sweden due to rising COVID-19 rates.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/09/2021 04:37
A nation committing suicide: Sweden

A nation committing suicide: Sweden

One of the most modern, inclusive and welcoming countries in Europe is collapsing due to state multiculturalism and mass immigration. Op-ed.Giulio Meotti‏, 06/08/2021 08:17
Non-Jewish man wearing a kippah assaulted in Sweden

Non-Jewish man wearing a kippah assaulted in Sweden

Non-Jewish man who wore a kippah in Gothenburg assaulted by several men, called “Jewish bastard” by at least one of them.Elad Benari, 31/05/2021 05:42
Swedish authorities probe mohel for not using anesthesia

Swedish authorities probe mohel for not using anesthesia

Swedish authorities probe Jewish doctor for not using anesthesia when circumcising 8-day-old babies, say his performance is 'inadequate.'Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 20/05/2021 07:56
Dolls and red paint: Suspected hate crime outside Swedish synagogue

Dolls and red paint: Suspected hate crime outside Swedish synagogue

Baby dolls splashed with red paint strung outside Swedish synagogue in suspected Passover hate crime.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 01/04/2021 08:16
Experts: Iran must release academic convicted of espionage

Experts: Iran must release academic convicted of espionage

UN rights experts say Tehran must immediately release Ahmadreza Djalali, who is reportedly in critical condition while awaiting execution.Elad Benari, 19/03/2021 04:37
Sweden probes possible terror links in stabbing attack

Sweden probes possible terror links in stabbing attack

Swedish authorities investigating whether knife attack in Vetlanda had any links to terrorism.Ben Ariel, 05/03/2021 03:04
The dazzling diversity of the Diaspora

The dazzling diversity of the Diaspora

Swedish writer talks about her Jewish journey, the joy of sharing the stories of the people she meets, and what Israel means to her.The Land Of Israel Network, 16/12/2020 00:49
As death toll rises, Swedish citizens' confidence in government drops

As death toll rises, Swedish citizens' confidence in government drops

Various regulations already in place, but PM insists his government "does not believe in total lockdown."Y Rabinovitz, 04/12/2020 11:25
Iran rejects Swedish 'interference' in execution of accused spy

Iran rejects Swedish 'interference' in execution of accused spy

Iran says Sweden's call to stop execution of academic accused of spying is "unacceptable".Elad Benari, 26/11/2020 06:05
Sweden asks Iran to cancel execution of accused spy

Sweden asks Iran to cancel execution of accused spy

Sweden's foreign minister speaks to Iranian counterpart about planned execution of Iranian-Swedish professor sentenced to death for spying.Elad Benari, 25/11/2020 06:14
COVID surge in Sweden, 'It's going to get worse' says PM

COVID surge in Sweden, 'It's going to get worse' says PM

As the number daily infections hit new highs, Sweden announces stricter regulations, but won't consider full lockdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/11/2020 16:30
'Zero mortality in 1.8 million children attending schools in Sweden since March'

'Zero mortality in 1.8 million children attending schools in Sweden since March'

Prof. Martin Kulldorff: 'Focus protection on the high-risk group.'Mordechai Sones, 20/10/2020 19:46
Sweden allocates $1.1 million to start work on its first Holocaust museum

Sweden allocates $1.1 million to start work on its first Holocaust museum

Swedish Culture Ministry to fund collecting documents and interviewing Holocaust survivors to make up Holocaust museum’s exhibits.Josefin Dolsten/JTA, 29/09/2020 22:06
The myth of a Social-Democratic America - it won't work

The myth of a Social-Democratic America - it won't work

Given the multiracial and multiethnic character of America, the end-result of applying a Scandinavian model would be toxic. Opinion.Rafael Castro, 24/09/2020 08:28
Sweden's chief epidemiologist: 'We are happy with our strategy' on Covid-19

Sweden's chief epidemiologist: 'We are happy with our strategy' on Covid-19

Dr. Anders Tegnell, in charge of Sweden's strategy on Covid-19, defends his country's specific approach.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/09/2020 10:15
Watch: Muslims riot in Malmo

Watch: Muslims riot in Malmo

Muslims hold violent riots in Malmo, Sweden, protesting 'anti-Islam' activities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/08/2020 13:42
PA Mufti condemns Koran desecration in Europe

PA Mufti condemns Koran desecration in Europe

The Mufti of Palestine warns of religious conflict after Korans destroyed in Sweden and Norway.Dalit Halevy, 31/08/2020 12:04
Sweden to weigh freedom of speech vs copyright infringement in unusual lawsuit

Sweden to weigh freedom of speech vs copyright infringement in unusual lawsuit

Sweden seizes book by Jewish comedian criticizing war-time collaboration.AFP, 18/07/2020 23:06
Anders Tegnell: Sweden 'could have done better' handling coronavirus

Anders Tegnell: Sweden 'could have done better' handling coronavirus

Swedish state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell says country 'could have done better,' would aim for a better middle ground if given the chance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/06/2020 17:05
Number of coronavirus deaths in Sweden is highest per capita in the world

Number of coronavirus deaths in Sweden is highest per capita in the world

Sweden's death rate per million people is significantly higher than the global death rate, topping even that of Italy and the US.Nissan Tzur, 30/05/2020 22:11
Sweden: Anders Tegnell admits country 'is in a terrible situation'

Sweden: Anders Tegnell admits country 'is in a terrible situation'

Former state epidemiologist says Swedish ideal of herd immunity was 'like a dream, with very little basis in reality.'Nissan Tzur, 26/05/2020 12:25
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, 26/05/2020 07:44
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, 23/05/2020 22:05
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, 29/04/2020 09:14
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, 19/04/2020 05:00
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, 16/02/2020 00:00
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, 08/02/2020 19:36
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, 03/02/2020 21:05
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, 01/02/2020 18:33
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, 29/11/2019 08:50
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 03:42
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, 09/11/2019 21:34
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, 04/11/2019 21:32
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, 29/10/2019 00:41
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, 07/10/2019 16:01
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, 04/10/2019 21:42
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, 04/10/2019 06:52
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, 03/10/2019 20:23
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, 29/09/2019 11:59
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, 06/09/2019 21:34
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, 03/09/2019 21:05
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, 23/08/2019 01:06
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, 05/07/2019 12:11
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, 03/07/2019 22:59
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, 03/07/2019 14:11
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, 26/06/2019 04:41