Sweden

  • Cemetery Desecrated in Sweden

    An ancient Jewish cemetery in Sweden was vandalized last week by unknown perpetrators, according to local police. In the cemetery in the town of Karlskrona, two tombstones were overturned and 15 others were daubed with swastikas. During the last couple of weeks, synagogues and Jewish cemeteries in England, Germany and Romania have been defaced. “This… More ▸

  • Swedish Leader Leaves Israel Early

    Swedish Deputy Prime Minister Mona Sahlin cut short a visit to Israel, after the Foreign Ministry denied her permission to meet with Palestinian officials at Orient House in eastern Jerusalem. Sahlin said prior to her departure Monday that she would return to Israel at a time when she would be able to choose “Whom I… More ▸

  • Peres Denies Report He Met with PLO Official in Sweden

    Foreign Minister Shimon Peres has denied a media report that he met with a high-level Palestine Liberation Organization official in Stockholm last week. The report, which appeared in the newspaper Yediot Achronot, claimed the meeting took place, but did not identify with whom. Peres said Tuesday that he had not met with any PLO officials… More ▸

  • Swedish Jewish Cemetery Vandalized

    A Jewish cemetery near Stockholm, Sweden, was desecrated Sunday. Some 124 headstones were overturned by the unknown vandals, according to Salomon Berlinger, the head of the community. It was the second such desecration in Sweden since last November. Berlinger said this latest desecration is believed linked to the recent distribution of anti-Semitic pamphlets in 15… More ▸

  • Anti-zionist Conference is Canceled in Sweden, Ostensibly Due to Threats

    An announced World Anti-Zionist Conference that was to haven taken place in Stockholm last weekend was canceled by its chief organizer, who claimed he had been threatened with death if the meeting were to take place. Ahmed Rami of the Stockholm-based Radio Islam told Swedish newspapers that the conference would be held eventually in another… More ▸

  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸