Denmark

  • Kosher Meat Fight Moves to Denmark

    The Jewish community here is fighting back an assault by an animal rights group on the practice of kosher slaughter. Religious requirements prohibit acquiescence to a demand that animals be stunned before ritual slaughter, or shechitah, as it is called in Hebrew. The demand was put forward by the Danish Society for the Prevention of… More ▸

  • PLO Copenhagen Office Staying Open

    The Palestine Liberation Organization has reversed a decision to shut down its information office here, after announcing in July that it would be closed because of “financial difficulties.” The PLO representative in Denmark, Abdul Rahman Allawi, informed the Foreign Ministry last week that the office will remain open but with a reduced staff. Those apparently… More ▸

  • Three Arrested in Denmark with Ties to Terrorists

    A man and two women were arrested here Friday in connection with criminal activities said to benefit a Palestinian terrorist organization. A court ordered the suspects jailed for 13 days while police and the Danish intelligence agency, PET, prepare documentary evidence against them. They and 11 other suspects — who have been in custody for… More ▸

  • Danish Woman Expelled from Israel Was Linked to PLO Commando Squad

    A visiting Danish schoolteacher, arrested in Israel July 8 and subsequently expelled, was suspected of belonging to the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Force 17 commando squad and of planning a terrorist attack against civilians in Israel. According to the minutes of a court hearing released this week, Ulla Lyngsby, 25, was charged with membership in Force… More ▸

  • Arrest of Danish Woman in Israel Sparks Rumors, Negative Feelings

    The case of Ulla Lyngsby, a 25-year-old Danish schoolteacher arrested in Israel and allegedly harassed by security agents, is generating anti-Israel sentiment in the Danish news media and a swarm of rumors. Donations are being solicited to pay for legal action charging Israel with violations of human rights. Lyngsby may have been involved in a… More ▸

  • Danish Police Uncover Arms Cache Linked to Pro-palestinian Group

    The discovery here of an arms cache Danish police said was sufficient to start a small war has resulted in the arrests of 10 people suspected of staging robberies in support of a Syrian-based Palestinian terrorist organization. The suspects are all Danish nationals, one of them born in Jordan. They were remanded in custody for… More ▸

  • Jewish Targets Hit in Denmark

    Attacks on two travel agencies specializing in trips to Israel are being investigating by the police. So is a suspicious fire at a Jewish club last weekend. The office of Israel Tours, a travel bureau in the center of Copenhagen, was invaded and vandalized last week by a group of unidentified, masked youths. Considerable damage… More ▸

  • Danish Newspaper Says That Mossad Played Part in Attack on Greek Ship

    A Danish newspaper report widely circulated in Europe this week maintains that passengers killed and wounded July 11 aboard the Greek car ferry City of Poros were victims of the hidden war between Palestinian terrorists and Mossad, Israel’s secret service. Nine people died and 88 were wounded when gunmen opened fire with automatic weapons and… More ▸

  • Herzog to Visit Denmark

    President Chaim Herzog of Israel will travel to Denmark Nov. 3-6 as the guest of Queen Margaret II, the first ever state visit there by an Israeli head of state. More ▸

  • 12 People Wounded in Bomb Attack on Two Jewish Establishments in Copenhagen

    A dozen people were slightly wounded when two bombs exploded Sunday evening, Rosh Hashanah eve, in Copenhagen outside a kosher food store and a travel agency specializing in trips to Israel. Throughout the rest of Western Europe, Jews celebrated Rosh Hashanah without any major incidents. Denmark’s Chief Rabbi, Bent Melchior, said he did not have… More ▸