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News and updates about Switzerland

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 stageplayer

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 your life

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

Infamous French comedian Dieudonné sentenced in Switzerland 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 government 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 meet with Zurich mayor 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

Swiss-Jewish artist wants museum to take down 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 Swiss museum housing Nazi arms dealer's collection 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 Bennett to Swiss President: 'Take action against progress of Iran's nuclear project'

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 restrictionsplayer

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

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

Email to Jewish lawmaker: '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

Switzerland: 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

UN chief chooses Swiss diplomat 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 interviewplayer

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

Olmert cancels flight over fears of arrest

Former PM told he could be arrested for war crimes if he lands in Zurich, Switzerland.

Olmert cancels flight over fears of arrest

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.

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

Synagogue in Basel, Switzerland vandalized

Rabbi says community will not be intimidated into cancelling Hanukkah lighting after window smashed during Shabbat services.

Synagogue in Basel, Switzerland vandalized

Swiss citizens against BDS

'The BDS Movement is based on lies. The attempts to boycott Israel are attempts to harm the Jewish People.'

Swiss citizens against BDSplayer