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  • Israel and Jewish Groups Ask Sweden to Ban Anti-zionist Conference

    Israel and Jewish groups around the world have called on Sweden to bar entry into the country of delegates to a “world anti-Zionist conference” scheduled to be held in Stockholm this weekend. Stockholm Jews have already linked the desecration of their cemetery this week to the conference, which is being organized by a Stockholm-based Islamic… More ▸

  • 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 ▸

  • Norwegian Resigns After Allowing Mossad Agents to Question Refugees

    The chief of Norway’s security police has resigned under a storm of criticism for having agents of Mossad, the Israeli secret service, interrogate 10 Palestinians seeking asylum in Norway. An explanation was demanded by Justice Minister Karey Gjesteby, and sharp protests were raised by representatives of Amnesty International and the Institute of Human Rights in… 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 ▸

  • European Anti-semitism Growing, Swedish Politician Warns Jews

    A former deputy prime minister of Sweden active in fighting anti-Semitism offered a pessimistic forecast for the 1990s here this week at a public meeting of the European Jewish Congress Commission on Terrorism and Anti-Semitism. He predicted anti-Semitism would grow. Per Ahlmark, a leader of Sweden’s Liberal Party, is one of the non-Jewish members of… More ▸

  • Swedish Judge Upholds Sentence of Anti-semitic Radio Broadcaster

    A Swedish judge has upheld a six-month jail sentence for an Arab radio broadcaster in Sweden who was convicted of broadcasting anti-Semitic programs. The Court of Appeals last week turned down the appeal of Ahmed Rami, director of Radio Islam, according to a spokeswoman at the Swedish Embassy in Washington. Rami said he would appeal… More ▸

  • El Al Suspends Stockholm Flights

    El AI flights to Stockholm have been suspended because security measures at the Swedish airport no longer satisfy El Al’s stringent standards, the Transportation Ministry announced Wednesday. Transportation Minister Moshe Katsav decided to halt the twice-weekly flights from Tel Aviv after the Swedish authorities made changes affecting El Al’s security procedures at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport,… More ▸

  • PLO Protests Won’t Deter Finland from Aiding Aliyah of Soviet Jews

    Finland has officially rejected protests by the Palestine Liberation Organization over its decision to allow Soviet Jewish emitters to fly from a Finnish airport directly to Israel. But Finland has beefed up security for its 520-troop battalion serving in southern Lebanon as part of the United Nations peacekeeping force. The Finns advised the PLO they… More ▸

  • El Al Gets Permission to Fly Soviet Jews by Way of Finland

    Finland announced Tuesday that it will permit El Al Airlines to begin flying Soviet Jewish immigrants to Israel from Finnish territory. Christer Hagulund, press attache at Finland’s Consulate here, said an El Al plane will be permitted to fly emigres once a week from the eastern city of Lappeenranta to Israel. He said Finland had… More ▸

  • Swedish Trial Tied to Pan Am Bomb

    One of four Palestinians on trial in Stockholm for alleged terrorist activity is a prime suspect in the bombing last December of a Pan American airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland, in which 270 people died. The prosecution has demanded life sentences for two of the defendants, including Mohammed Abu-Talb, 35, who may have been the man… More ▸