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  • 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 ▸

  • Islamic Radio in Stockholm Guilty of Anti-semitic Line

    A Swedish jury has found Radio Islam, a non-profit, public access radio program broadcast in Stockholm, guilty on 21 counts of airing neo-Nazi and anti-Jewish propaganda, including denial of the Holocaust. Sentencing is expected next week and could result in the closure of the program, which is transmitted by a Moslem association. B’nai B’rith International… More ▸

  • U.S. Jewish Leader Accuses Sweden of Having a Pro-palestinian Tilt

    The president of B’nai B’rith International has confronted Sweden’s leaders with charges of bias toward the Arab cause in the Middle East conflict. Seymour Reich, who is also chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, met separately Monday with Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson and Foreign Minister Sten Andersson. He accused Sweden… More ▸

  • 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 ▸