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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
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, 21/06/2019 14:35
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, 14/06/2019 10:29
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, 31/05/2019 15:31
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, 24/05/2019 15:35
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, 23/05/2019 12:58
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, 21/05/2019 13:30
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, 20/05/2019 21:44
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, 17/05/2019 12:44
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, 15/05/2019 11:45
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, 14/05/2019 19:58
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, 14/05/2019 15:30
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, 23/03/2019 19:27
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, 15/11/2018 16:40
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, 01/11/2018 15:10
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, 12/10/2018 08:51
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, 11/10/2018 17:46
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 16:11