Scandanavia

  • Swedish Lawmakers Nominate Peace Now for Nobel Peace Prize

    Four members of the Swedish Parliament have informed the Jerusalem Post that they have nominated the Peace Now movement in Israel for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. In a telegram to the Post they explained they “consider the Peace Now movement to be one of the most important elements in fostering a dialogue which could… More ▸

  • Norwegian Unifil Official Denies Making Anti-israeli Statements

    The commander of the Norwegian contingent to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has denied anti-Israeli statements attributed to him in an Oslo newspaper. Col. Erling Heim was quoted as saying that Israeli officers had behaved towards the Norwegian soldiers just as the Nazis had done to the Norwegians during World War II…. More ▸

  • Reagan Submits Helsinki Report

    President Reagan has issued his semiannual report on the Implementation of the Helsinki Final Act noting that the Soviet Union, Rumania and Poland continue to be in violation of the human rights sections of the agreement. The 14th semiannual report was submitted by the State Department to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe,… More ▸

  • Swedish Anti-semite Sentenced

    An anti-Semitic agitator in Sweden has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for disseminating hate material. The conviction of Ditlieb Felderer, a key adherent of the Institute for Historical Review (IHR), a U.S.-based outfit seeking to disprove the Nazi Holocaust, was aided by information provided by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. The Swedish… More ▸

  • Swedish Government Again Presses USSR on the Wallenberg Case

    The Swedish government has again taken up with the Soviet Union the case of missing diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, it was learned here. Swedish sources say it was “raised firmly” during a recent visit to Moscow by Pierre Schorri, the chief undersecretary at the Swedish Foreign Office. But he elicited no change in the Soviet claim… 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 ▸

  • PLO to Open Finland Office

    The PLO will open an office in Helsinki in the near future, Prime Minister Kalevi Sorsa of Finland said several days ago. In an interview, Sorsa stated that Finland views the PLO as the legitimate representative of the Palestinian people. The Finnish leader was in Austria last week on an official visit during which he… More ▸

  • Britain Promises Sweden to Help Ascertain Truth of Wallenberg’s Fate

    Britain has promised Sweden its help in making renewed efforts to ascertain the truth about the fate of missing diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, the legendary savior of Jews in Hungary during the Nazi occupation of that country in World War II. Malcolm Rifkind, Parliamentary Undersecretary at the Foreign Office, gave Sweden an “unqualified assurance” that Britain… More ▸