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  • 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 ▸

  • IDF Apologizes for Shooting Two Norwegian Unifil Soldiers

    Israel apologized Tuesday for wounding two Norwegian soldiers of the U.N. peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon. The Israel Defense Force expressed “sincere regrets” over the incident, which occurred Saturday near Blatt village in the eastern sector of the southern Lebanon security zone. According tow the IDF, and Israeli patrol opened fire on suspicious figures moving… More ▸

  • Foreign Ministry Now Asking for Removal of Norwegian Colonel

    The Foreign Ministry has called on the United Nations peace-keeping authorities in southern Lebanon to dismiss a Norwegian officer it accuses of makings slurs against Israel. According to ministry officials, Col. Jan Erik Carlsson, commander of the Norwegian battalion of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, has, despite protests, continued to liken the behavior… More ▸

  • Norway, Unifil Argue Responsibility over Remarks by Norwegian Colonel

    Norway and the United Nations are bickering over who has the responsibility to deal with a slur against Israel, made by a Norwegian officer attached to the United Nations peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon. The Norwegian ambassador to Israel, Torleiv Anda, called at the Foreign Ministry Tuesday morning to dissociate his government from remarks by… 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 ▸

  • Jewish Targets Hit in Denmark

    Attacks on two travel agencies specializing in trips to Israel are being investigating by the police. So is a suspicious fire at a Jewish club last weekend. The office of Israel Tours, a travel bureau in the center of Copenhagen, was invaded and vandalized last week by a group of unidentified, masked youths. Considerable damage… 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 ▸

  • Finland to Sell Soviet Oil to Israel

    Finland may soon begin selling excess Soviet oil to Israel, according to a report Tuesday in the Israeli daily Haaretz. According to the paper, an agreement to this effect has already been signed between the two countries, though the subject is being blacked out by both sides due to the sensitivities involved. Israel’s Energy Minister… More ▸