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  • Sweden, Norway, Denmark Opposed to Israel’s Expulsion from UN

    The Swedish and Norwegian governments have decided to vote against any attempt to exclude Israel from the forthcoming United Nations General Assembly. The Norwegian Foreign Minister, Knut Fry-denlund, in an interview with the Norwegian Journal of Commerce and Shipping, said that his government has already decided to oppose such a move. He added that even… More ▸

  • 200th Anniversary for Stockholm Jewry

    The Jewish community in Sweden’s capital is preparing to celebrate its bicentenary on May 4. On this date in 1775, King Gustav III gave Aaron Isaac permission to settle in Stockholm and granted his petition to hold religious services. There are some 13,000 Jews in Stockholm today, and another 2000 or so in the other… More ▸

  • Swedish Envoy in Baghdad Urged to Help Save Kashkosh Survivor

    The Public Committee for Iraqi Jews has appealed to the Swedish Ambassador in Baghdad to try to save the life of 22-year-old Dori Kashkosh whose parents, sister and two brothers were reportedly murdered by Iraqi secret police in their home April 12. The girl, a university student, is reportedly in hiding. The Committee has asked… More ▸

  • Pro-jewish Demonstrators Greet Kosygin in Stockholm

    Demonstrations broke out here today protesting the start of a four-day official visit by Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin. On Kosygin’s arrival a group of 25 demonstrators, brandishing posters calling for Jewish rights in the Soviet Union, gathered in the street while the Russian leader met with Swedish Premier Olaf Palme. During a scuffle with police,… More ▸

  • Swedish Court Throws out Ex-nazi’s Libel Case

    A former Nazi officer, who sued a Swedish newspaper for libel but then could not deny in court that its charge was true, was ordered in Stockholm today to pay court and attorneys’ fees totaling more than two and a half times what he sued for. Lobe Karligh, who sought 15,000 crowns ($3125) from the… More ▸

  • Jakobson Gets Post As Envoy to Sweden

    The Finnish government announced yesterday the appointment of Max Jakobson as Ambassador to Sweden. The Finnish diplomat, the son of a Helsinki Zionist committee member, had asked to be relieved of his previous post as Finland’s Ambassador to the United Nations after he failed to be elected Secretary General. Jakobson had been regarded for a… More ▸

  • Many Emigrating Polish Jews Go to Sweden; 1,100 Have Arrived in Past 3 Months

    The influx of Polish Jews into Sweden has increased during the past three months despite Polish restrictions on exit permits for Jews which were supposed to have gone into effect on Sept. 1. The Swedish Embassy in Warsaw has issued 2,000 visas, and 1,100 Jews have entered Sweden so far. The Swedish Government has taken… More ▸