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  • 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 ▸

  • Synagogue and Airline Office in Copenhagen Hit by Terrorist Bombs

    Two separate bomb blasts, within minutes of each other, rocked a synagogue and an American airline office in Copenhagen. At least 17 people were reported to have been injured, four seriously, at the Northwest Orient Airline office. No one was reported injured at the synagogue, but five people were injured at an adjacent Jewish old… More ▸

  • Government, People of Denmark Honored

    The American Gathering and Federation of Jewish Holocaust Survivors presented its first Shofar of Freedom award to the government and people of Denmark for saving Jewish lives during the Holocaust. The award was presented during the three day Inaugural Assembly of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust survivors, which ended last night. Eigil Jeergansen, the… More ▸

  • Washington Exhibit Celebrates Danish Jewry, World War Ii Rescue

    Three dates stand out boldly in the history of the Jews of Denmark — the founding of the Danish Jewish community 300 years ago, the establishment of its “new” synagogue 150 years ago and 1943 when a secret rescue operation, carried out with the cooperation of most of Denmark’s Christian citizens, transported more than 7,000… More ▸

  • Danish Foreign Minister and Begin Hold Frank Discussion on Four Outstanding Mideast Issues

    The Foreign Minister of Denmark, Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, had what was described as a “frank” discussion with Premier Menachem Begin here this morning on Israeli policies which have alienated many of its friends and supporters abroad. Ellemann-Jensen, current chairman of the Council of Ministers of the European Economic Community (EEC), spoke on behalf of its 10… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines the Jews of Denmark

    The country’s youngest Jewish organization, established by the Chief Rabbi last year, is the Society for Danish Jewish History, which sponsored its second Nordic Congress on Judaica June 14-17. The opening setting was the Jewish Department in the Royal Library, but most of the sessions were held at the community’s central address, a large, renovated… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines the Jews of Denmark

    Services in the Synagogue in Copenhagen “follows the Orthodox ritual” and all “institutions of the community are conducted in accordance with the strict requirements of Jewish traditional law,” to quote the Synagogue brochure. A smaller congregation (of about 35 families) and described in the Jewish Tourist Guide as “a very observant, Aguda-like community” is also… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines the Jews of Denmark

    The House of David in Denmark is not only small, and getting smaller, but it is now a house divided. In mid-June, a serious split in the governing council of the official Jewish Community of Denmark hardened into open confrontation, with the struggle rating attention even in the general Danish media. By a 4-3 vote,… More ▸