Sweden

  • Sweden Will Continue to Allow the Kosher Slaughter of Poultry

    Sweden will continue to allow the kosher slaughter of poultry, which was to have been banned there beginning Saturday. The Swedish government decision was reported to the European Jewish Congress, the European branch of the World Jewish Congress, by Jan-Erik Levy, executive director of the Jewish community of Stockholm. He thanked the group for its… More ▸

  • Sweden Prosecutes ‘radio Islam’ for Anti-semitic Broadcasts

    The attorney general of Sweden filed charges last week against an Islamic radio station there for stirring up anti-Semitic feelings in its broadcasts, the World Jewish Congress has reported. Attorney General Hans Stark filed the charges March 21 against Radio Islam, which is broadcast by a Moslem association in Stockholm. His move followed complaints by… More ▸

  • Sweden Postpones Move to Ban the Kosher Slaughter of Poultry

    Intervention by American rabbinical groups has staved off for the present a Swedish government ban on the slaughtering of kosher poultry. Last week, a delegation of leaders of three Orthodox bodies made an emergency visit to the Swedish consul general in New York to gain time for Swedish Jews to continue the practice of shehita… More ▸

  • Hecklers Hound Hauser over Stockholm Meeting

    Screaming “collaborator,” “bitch” and “exterminate the Arabs,” a handful of hecklers managed to foil a heavy security detail and turn a Middle East discussion at New York’s 92nd Street Y into a scene out of the “Morton Downey Jr. Show.” The main target of the heckler’s venom Thursday night was the program’s moderator, Rita Hauser,… More ▸

  • Pig Carcass Left Outside Home of One of the Stockholm Five

    Police are investigating an incident here in which a skinned pig carcass was left outside the home of Stanley Sheinbaum, one of the five American Jews who met with Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasir Arafat in Stockholm last month. Next to the pig was a blood-soaked note bearing one word — “Troy.” Sheinbaum said he… More ▸

  • Sweden Worked Behind the Scenes to Get Arafat to Meet U.S. Demands

    Sweden played a decisive role in behind-the-scenes efforts to persuade Yasir Arafat to meet U.S. conditions for opening dialogue with the Palestine Liberation Organization, Swedish officials here revealed Thursday. The efforts intensified after the United States said that Arafat did not go far enough to satisfy American demands in his speech to the U.N. General… More ▸

  • American Jews to Meet with Arafat in Stockholm at Sweden’s Invitation

    A group of American Jews plans to meet with Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasir Arafat in Stockholm on Tuesday, the Swedish Embassy in Washington has confirmed. A spokesman for the embassy said Monday that Swedish Foreign Minister Sten Andersson had facilitated the meeting as “part of Sweden’s efforts to contribute to the peace process.” He… More ▸

  • Sweden Rejects Political Asylum Bid by a Nazi War Criminal

    The Swedish government has rejected a request for political asylum made by Karl Linnas, the former chief of the Nazi concentration camp at Tartu, Estonia, who is facing deportation from the United States, the World Jewish Congress reported here. Representatives of Swedish Jewry had expressed concern recently over reports in the Stockholm press that the… More ▸

  • Swedish Jurist Picked As Third Man on the Taba Panel

    Gunnar Karl Andreas Lagergren, a 74-year-old international jurist from Sweden, will be the third member of the three-man panel to arbitrate the Israeli-Egyptian border dispute over Taba, it was announced here Monday by Pinchas Eliav, the Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva. Eliav said Lagergren was the first choice of both the Israeli… More ▸

  • Sweden to Issue Wallenberg Stamp

    A postage stamp with the portrait of Raoul Wallenberg will be issued by Sweden next year as part of a series of stamps honoring Swedish nationals who lost their lives while on international humanitarian missions. Wallenberg, a diplomat, is credited with saving the lives of 100,000 Hungarian Jews when he headed a special section of… More ▸