Sweden

  • Peres in Stockholm to Attend Palme’s Funeral Meets with World Leaders

    Premier Shimon Peres returned Sunday from a 48-hour visit to Stockholm where he attended the funeral of assassinated Swedish Premier Olof Palme and met with world leaders who also attended the funeral ceremonies. Peres briefed the Cabinet on his meetings with Western officials and, according to a statement issued after the Cabinet session, talked with… More ▸

  • Sweden’s Prime Minister Expresses ‘deep Regret’ over Unauthorized Sale of Czarist Anti-semitic Forge

    Sweden’s Prime Minister Olaf Palme has expressed “deep regret” to the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith for the unautharized sale of copies of the notorious Czarist anti-Semitic forgery, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, at a government-sponsored Islamic exhibit at the Stockholm Historical Museum early this month. In a letter responding to a protest… More ▸

  • Peres Refuses to Attend Stockholm Conference As Example to Israelis

    Premier Shimon Peres will not attend the Socialist International meeting in Stockholm this month despite the recommendation by a majority of his Cabinet that he make the trip because of its political importance. The Cabinet voted 9-4 yesterday endorsing the journey. But Peres decided to forego it as a symbolic gesture to all Israelis not… More ▸

  • Former Olympic Medalist and Swedish Olympic Officials Join in Honoring Wallenberg

    Agnes Keleti, winner of II Olympic medals in gymnastics for Hungary during the 1940′s and 1950′s, and whose family was saved by Raoul Wallenberg during World War II, joined Swedish Olympic officials here in honoring the legendary Swedish diplomat at a 72nd birthday tribute. The ceremony, attended by more than 200 Americans, Swedes and Israelis… More ▸

  • Swedish Lawmakers Nominate Peace Now for Nobel Peace Prize

    Four members of the Swedish Parliament have informed the Jerusalem Post that they have nominated the Peace Now movement in Israel for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. In a telegram to the Post they explained they “consider the Peace Now movement to be one of the most important elements in fostering a dialogue which could… More ▸

  • Swedish Anti-semite Sentenced

    An anti-Semitic agitator in Sweden has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for disseminating hate material. The conviction of Ditlieb Felderer, a key adherent of the Institute for Historical Review (IHR), a U.S.-based outfit seeking to disprove the Nazi Holocaust, was aided by information provided by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. The Swedish… More ▸

  • Swedish Government Again Presses USSR on the Wallenberg Case

    The Swedish government has again taken up with the Soviet Union the case of missing diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, it was learned here. Swedish sources say it was “raised firmly” during a recent visit to Moscow by Pierre Schorri, the chief undersecretary at the Swedish Foreign Office. But he elicited no change in the Soviet claim… More ▸