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  • Britain, Sweden Condemn Air France Hijacking and Holding of Hostages

    The United Kingdom and Sweden strongly condemned today the hijacking on June 27 of an Air France air bus and the subsequent holding of hostages at Entebbe Airport. They called on the UN to adopt measures against terrorism and hijacking. Addressing the Security Council, which resumed debate this morning on the Israeli rescue operation in… More ▸

  • Israel’s Envoy to Sweden Recalled for Consultations Following Sweden’s Vote for PLO Participation at

    Foreign Minister Yigal Allon has recalled Israel’s Ambassador to Sweden, Avner Idan, “for urgent consultations,” it was officially announced today. The recall was clearly a diplomatic expression of Israel’s anger over Sweden’s vote in the Security Council last week to invite the Palestine Liberation Organization to participate in the Council’s deliberations over Israel’s air raids… More ▸

  • Rabin Pleased with Stockholm Confab

    Premier Yitzhak Rabin returned today from a weekend conference of 11 European Social-Democratic leaders at Stockholm who expressed unanimous opposition to any attempts to oust Israel from the United Nations. (See earlier story Page 1.) Rabin expressed gratification over the stand of the conference and expressed the hope that the entire free world would similarly… More ▸

  • Sweden, Norway, Denmark Opposed to Israel’s Expulsion from UN

    The Swedish and Norwegian governments have decided to vote against any attempt to exclude Israel from the forthcoming United Nations General Assembly. The Norwegian Foreign Minister, Knut Fry-denlund, in an interview with the Norwegian Journal of Commerce and Shipping, said that his government has already decided to oppose such a move. He added that even… More ▸

  • 200th Anniversary for Stockholm Jewry

    The Jewish community in Sweden’s capital is preparing to celebrate its bicentenary on May 4. On this date in 1775, King Gustav III gave Aaron Isaac permission to settle in Stockholm and granted his petition to hold religious services. There are some 13,000 Jews in Stockholm today, and another 2000 or so in the other… More ▸

  • Swedish Envoy in Baghdad Urged to Help Save Kashkosh Survivor

    The Public Committee for Iraqi Jews has appealed to the Swedish Ambassador in Baghdad to try to save the life of 22-year-old Dori Kashkosh whose parents, sister and two brothers were reportedly murdered by Iraqi secret police in their home April 12. The girl, a university student, is reportedly in hiding. The Committee has asked… More ▸

  • Pro-jewish Demonstrators Greet Kosygin in Stockholm

    Demonstrations broke out here today protesting the start of a four-day official visit by Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin. On Kosygin’s arrival a group of 25 demonstrators, brandishing posters calling for Jewish rights in the Soviet Union, gathered in the street while the Russian leader met with Swedish Premier Olaf Palme. During a scuffle with police,… More ▸

  • Swedish Court Throws out Ex-nazi’s Libel Case

    A former Nazi officer, who sued a Swedish newspaper for libel but then could not deny in court that its charge was true, was ordered in Stockholm today to pay court and attorneys’ fees totaling more than two and a half times what he sued for. Lobe Karligh, who sought 15,000 crowns ($3125) from the… More ▸

  • Jakobson Gets Post As Envoy to Sweden

    The Finnish government announced yesterday the appointment of Max Jakobson as Ambassador to Sweden. The Finnish diplomat, the son of a Helsinki Zionist committee member, had asked to be relieved of his previous post as Finland’s Ambassador to the United Nations after he failed to be elected Secretary General. Jakobson had been regarded for a… More ▸