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  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸