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

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

The ban on face-covering veils was approved in a referendum on Sunday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/03/2021 06:38
Swiss voters back ban on full face coverings

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.Elad Benari, 08/03/2021 01:13
Email to Jewish lawmaker: 'This time, it's the Muslims who will deal with you'

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.’Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 20/02/2021 20:20
Pig meat left outside 2 Swiss synagogues

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.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 10/02/2021 18:31
Police not ruling out 'terrorist motives' in Switzerland attack

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.Elad Benari, 25/11/2020 04:29
Swiss lottery scratch card uses the phrase ‘gassed Jew’

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.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 04/10/2020 08:29
Report: Switzerland offers to mediate between Israel and PA

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.Elad Benari, 03/07/2020 05:14
Switzerland, do not deport Iranian Kurdish activist Arezu Aliasi

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.Rachel Avraham, 22/06/2020 08:20
PJ Library to launch in German

PJ Library to launch in German

'A wonderful opportunity to teach children basic Jewish values and traditions,' German Jewish leader says.Joe Baur, JTA, 19/06/2020 08:22
Switzerland: Museum to pay restitution to heirs of Nazi-looted art

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.Marcy Oster, JTA, 01/04/2020 08:38
UN chief chooses Swiss diplomat to head UNRWA

UN chief chooses Swiss diplomat to head UNRWA

Arab report: Philippe Lazzarini to serve as next commissioner-general of UN agency for “Palestinian refugees”.Elad Benari, 05/03/2020 06:12
Switzerland resumes payments to 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.Elad Benari, Canada, 20/12/2019 22:30
Watch: 'Heil Hitler' shouted during Arutz Sheva interview

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.Yoni Kempinski, 25/11/2019 16:56
El Al passengers get stuck in Switzerland on Shabbat due to fog

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?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/10/2019 19:57
Bodies of British composer, family, found in Switzerland

Bodies of British composer, family, found in Switzerland

British composer dies with his wife and infant daughter in plane crash.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 30/08/2019 18:10
Switzerland suspends UNRWA funding amid corruption allegations

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.AFP, 30/07/2019 15:27
Olmert cancels flight over fears of arrest

Olmert cancels flight over fears of arrest

Former PM told he could be arrested for war crimes if he lands in Zurich, Switzerland.Gary Willig, 24/07/2019 20:50
In Swiss Alps, locals and haredi tourists find ways to get along

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.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 02/07/2019 08:28
Synagogue in Basel, Switzerland vandalized

Synagogue in Basel, Switzerland vandalized

Rabbi says community will not be intimidated into cancelling Hanukkah lighting after window smashed during Shabbat services.JTA, 03/12/2018 17:04
Swiss citizens against BDS

Swiss citizens against BDS

'The BDS Movement is based on lies. The attempts to boycott Israel are attempts to harm the Jewish People.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/11/2018 11:55
Swiss kosher butcher shop vandalized 4 times in one month

Swiss kosher butcher shop vandalized 4 times in one month

Kosher butcher shop in Basel, Switzerland hit for fourth time in a month, in what local Jews say is coordinated campaign of intimidation.JTA, 24/10/2018 14:59
Gaza man jailed for assaulting kippah-wearing Jew in Switzerland

Gaza man jailed for assaulting kippah-wearing Jew in Switzerland

Muslim brutalizes Jewish man on Switzerland train; sentenced to four months prison for assault but not convicted of hate crime.JTA - Mordechai Sones, 08/08/2018 16:49
Swiss tourism official complains about ‘Jewish guests’’ behavior

Swiss tourism official complains about ‘Jewish guests’’ behavior

Official in Davos, Switzerland, complains to Jewish community about Jewish guests whose behavior ‘disturbs’ other visitors.JTA, 07/08/2018 14:54
Plane crash in Swiss Alps kills 20

Plane crash in Swiss Alps kills 20

Police confirm vintage plane crashed in Swiss Alps, killing everyone on board.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/08/2018 16:19
A legal blow to illegal Eritrean immigrants

A legal blow to illegal Eritrean immigrants

Swiss court rules that danger of being drafted into Eritrean military insufficient to prevent deportation of Eritrean migrants.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/07/2018 21:14
Zurich: Knife-wielding man attacks Jewish family

Zurich: Knife-wielding man attacks Jewish family

Man brandishing knife, shouting anti-Semitic curses chases Orthodox Jewish family on way to synagogue. Suspect released after questioning.David Rosenberg, 09/07/2018 11:17
Rouhani: We'll respect deal if interests are preserved

Rouhani: We'll respect deal if interests are preserved

Visiting Switzerland, Iranian President says Iran will respect nuclear deal with world powers as long as its interests are preserved.Elad Benari, 04/07/2018 01:08
Switzerland welcomes radicalization

Switzerland welcomes radicalization

'Muslim World League behind whole network of radically-oriented mosques in Switzerland with clear intention of spreading Salafist thought.'Mordechai Sones, 20/06/2018 18:25
Swiss FM doubles down on UNRWA criticism

Swiss FM doubles down on UNRWA criticism

Switzerland's Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis questions whether his country should continue to fund UN's "Palestinian refugee" agency.Elad Benari, 31/05/2018 05:43
Switzerland: Jews not wanted in vacation apartments?

Switzerland: Jews not wanted in vacation apartments?

Tourist company rep wanted to rent vacation apartments in Cranes Montana, Switzerland, but was told that the owner refused to accept Jews.Benny Toker, 24/05/2018 20:34
Will Switzerland also move embassy to Jerusalem?

Will Switzerland also move embassy to Jerusalem?

Swiss petition calls to move embassy to Jerusalem; Lev HaOlam: 'Many see deep hypocrisy in anti-Israel discrimination, refuse to be silent.'Mordechai Sones, 23/05/2018 12:46
Swiss FM: UNRWA is part of the problem

Swiss FM: UNRWA is part of the problem

Swiss Foreign Minister says UN's agency for "Palestinian refugees" is ammunition to continue the conflict.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/05/2018 05:13
Airline to fly directly from Zurich to Israel

Airline to fly directly from Zurich to Israel

In a first, leading Swiss travel airline opens a new direct route from Zurich to Eilat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/03/2018 08:37
Swiss neo-Nazi who attacked Jewish man sentenced to prison

Swiss neo-Nazi who attacked Jewish man sentenced to prison

Swiss neo-Nazi who assaulted an Orthodox Jewish man in Zurich sentenced to two years in prison.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/03/2018 04:05
10 arrested across France, Switzerland in terror crackdown

10 arrested across France, Switzerland in terror crackdown

10 terror suspects arrested in France, Switzerland amid plots to target Paris suburbs, French coastal towns.David Rosenberg, 07/11/2017 13:51
Switzerland: Refugee attempts stabbing attack

Switzerland: Refugee attempts stabbing attack

Swiss police shoot, kill refugee wielding two knives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/10/2017 20:35
Swiss lawmaker resigns after comparing pigs to Auschwitz victims

Swiss lawmaker resigns after comparing pigs to Auschwitz victims

Swiss Green Party lawmaker Jonas Fricker resigns, apologizes after saying Auschwitz victims more likely to survive than pigs.JTA, 02/10/2017 20:33
The Swiss refuse to pay for the security of Jewish citizens

The Swiss refuse to pay for the security of Jewish citizens

Switzerland is acting against its own laws when it comes to Jewish security says Swiss historian Simon Erlanger, interviewed by the writer.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 14/09/2017 13:01
New information about North Korean dictator's past

New information about North Korean dictator's past

Kim Jong-Un's former schoolteacher in Switzerland: 'He liked playing basketball, admired Michael Jordan, and loved German folk songs.'Mordechai Sones, 04/09/2017 16:48
Watch: Fortress Switzerland

Watch: Fortress Switzerland

Why is Switzerland considered the most protected nation in the world?Tzvi Lev, 22/08/2017 16:16
Swiss lawmaker slams Israel for 'tolerating haredim'

Swiss lawmaker slams Israel for 'tolerating haredim'

Amid criticism of hotel signs telling Jews to shower, Geneva lawmaker accuses Israel of excessive tolerance of haredim who 'prevent peace.'JTA, 17/08/2017 15:35
Booking.com drops Swiss hotel over anti-Semitic signs

Booking.com drops Swiss hotel over anti-Semitic signs

Online hotel reservation service drops Swiss hotel whose management put up signs singling out Jews.Ben Ariel, 17/08/2017 06:05
Swiss lawmakers to vote on banning import of kosher, halal meat

Swiss lawmakers to vote on banning import of kosher, halal meat

Ban on import ritually slaughtered meat would make keeping kosher impossible in European state where shechitah has been illegal since 1894.JTA, 16/08/2017 18:32
Switzerland denounces anti-Semitism

Switzerland denounces anti-Semitism

Switzerland clarifies it condemns anti-Semitism following incident in which a Swiss hotel posted anti-Semitic signs.Ben Ariel, 16/08/2017 05:06
'We know this hotel: They're not anti-Semitic'

'We know this hotel: They're not anti-Semitic'

Jewish patrons of hotel with signs instructing Jews to shower before and after using pool say owners are far from anti-Semitic.Ido Ben Porat, 14/08/2017 23:40
Hotel apologizes for anti-Semitic signs

Hotel apologizes for anti-Semitic signs

Manager of Swiss hotel says signs singling out Jews at pool should have been addressed to all guests, Jews are welcome at hotel.JTA, 14/08/2017 21:09
Anti-Semitic signs at Switzerland hotel

Anti-Semitic signs at Switzerland hotel

Swiss hotel posts signs limiting hours Jews can use refrigerator, telling Jews to shower before and after swimming.Gary Willig, 14/08/2017 18:36
5 wounded in chainsaw rampage in Switzerland

5 wounded in chainsaw rampage in Switzerland

Man carrying chainsaw goes berserk in northern Swiss town, leaving severely injured.David Rosenberg, 24/07/2017 14:47
Swiss FM vows to tighten review of funding for anti-Semitic NGOs

Swiss FM vows to tighten review of funding for anti-Semitic NGOs

Swiss FM responds to passage of resolution by parliament to end funding of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel NGOs.JTA, 15/06/2017 15:19
Swiss parliament votes to end funding of anti-Semitic NGOs

Swiss parliament votes to end funding of anti-Semitic NGOs

Legislation to end funding for NGOs that are vehicles for incitement and anti-Semitism passes final vote in upper house of Swiss parliament.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/06/2017 14:17
Switzerland considering trying Livni for 'war crimes'

Switzerland considering trying Livni for 'war crimes'

Swiss Attorney General confirms it's considering suit against Livni submitted by pro-Palestinian group for her role in Operation Cast Lead.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/06/2017 13:32
Swiss court: Man guilty of libel over Facebook 'likes'

Swiss court: Man guilty of libel over Facebook 'likes'

Swiss court faults 45-year-old for 'liking' defamatory comments on Facebook; opponent says decision may harm freedom of expression.AFP, 31/05/2017 23:25
120 years after Herzl, anti-BDS conferences held in Switzerland

120 years after Herzl, anti-BDS conferences held in Switzerland

Israel supporters hold anti-BDS conference in Basel, where First Zionist Congress was held in 1897.Chana Roberts, 15/05/2017 12:31
Swiss police rule out terror in Basel shooting

Swiss police rule out terror in Basel shooting

Police in Switzerland say killing of two people in a Basel cafe was not terror-related.Ben Ariel, Canada, 10/03/2017 21:51
Two people shot dead at Swiss cafe

Two people shot dead at Swiss cafe

Two men shoot dead two people and seriously injure a third at a cafe in Basel. Motive unknown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/03/2017 04:06
Switzerland to launch Holocaust remembrance app

Switzerland to launch Holocaust remembrance app

A new app to teach youth about the Holocaust to headline at Switzerland’s chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.JTA, 09/03/2017 22:55
Swiss parliament votes to halt funds to anti-Semitic groups

Swiss parliament votes to halt funds to anti-Semitic groups

Switzerland’s lower house of parliament votes to halt public funding for groups that promote racism, anti-Semitism, and hate.JTA, 09/03/2017 19:54