Denmark

  • Books by Danish-jewish Writer Banned in Jordan

    “Absolute nonsense” said Mrs. Hanneh Kaufmann, a Danish-Jewish writer, when she learned today that her books have been banned in Jordan. “I have written seven books and only one of them, which deals with Jewish refugees in Denmark, mentions Israel–and then only in four pages,” the 46-year-old authoress told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. The book,… More ▸

  • Denmark’s Queen Accepts Shazar’s Invitation to Visit Israel

    Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has accepted an invitation from President Zalman Shazar to visit Israel. No date has been announced. The Queen will be accompanied by her husband, Prince Henrik, a French-born former diplomat. Shazar extended the invitation during his visit here to attend the funeral of King Frederik IX. Meanwhile, the Israeli chief… More ▸

  • Danish Jews, Israelis Mourn King Frederik Ix; Was Friend of Jews

    Danish Jews joined their fellow citizens in deep mourning this weekend for King Fredrik IX who died Friday night at the age of 72. In an emotional sermon at the main synagogue yesterday, Chief Rabbi Bent Melchior eulogized the late king who, like his father Christian X who died in 1947, was a sincere friend… More ▸

  • Soviet Jewry to Be Issue when Kosygin Arrives in Denmark

    Foreign Minister K.B. Andersen of Denmark promised today to raise the question of Soviet Jews with Premier Alexei Kosygin when he visits Denmark beginning this Thursday. Andersen made the pledge at a meeting with three representatives of Danish Jewish youth organizations. They asked him to intervene with Kosygin specifically on behalf of Silva Zalmanson Kuznetsov,… More ▸

  • Jew in New Danish Cabinet

    A Danish Jew, Henry Grunbaum, has been appointed Minister of Finance in the new government of Premier Jens Otto Krag. The 60-year-old Grunbaum has already filled this post between 1965-68 and served as Minister for Economic Affairs in 1963. Two other Cabinet ministers in the new government are also know for their pro-Israeli stand though… More ▸

  • Jewish-arab Folkloric Group to Tour Denmark

    The Jewish-Arab folklore and dance group, “Hora,” has arrived here for the third time in a few years to perform in various Danish towns. “Hora,” which is sponsored by the municipality of Jerusalem and under the patronage of Mayor Teddy Kollek, arrived as guests of the Jewish Danish community and the international organization, “People to… More ▸

  • Danish Sea Captain Gives Details of ‘escape’ of Israeli Gunboats from Cherbourg

    Details of the famous “escape” of five embargoed Israeli gunboats from Cherbourg, France on Christmas Eve. 1969, were related in an interview with a Danish sea captain published today in the daily Politiken. Capt, Knud Lindholm Petersen said he played a part in the incident which aroused world-wide excitement and the ire of the French… More ▸