Tag Archive for Sweden

Report: Swedish cities donate public money to fund anti-Semitism

Research published by Gatestone Institute concludes Swedish municipality official use local taxes to endorse anti-Semitic groups, so when anti-Semitic scandals occur in their cities, those city officials tasked with addressing the hate-crimes are often the very same officials responsible for distributing the funding that led to them.

By Itamar Eichner

 

Sweden’s municipalities and government are directly and indirectly funding anti-Semitic organizations, according to a research conducted by Gatestone Institute for International Relations.

The research was published by Nima Gholam Ali Pour, a member of the board of education in the Swedish city of Malmö, as well as a participant of several Swedish Middle East teams. Continue Reading »

Swedish magazine: Time for the UN to Accept the Outcome of the 6-Day War

Of all the places to read this, it’s in a Swedish magazine ‘The World Today’: “After almost fifty years, it is time for the international community to acknowledge that the Six-Day War is over and that Jerusalem is, has been, and will always remain the capital of the Jews.”

By Tomas Sandel/translated by Mordechai Sones

 

Swedish magazine Världen idag (“The World Today“) ran an article entitled Time for the UN to Accept the Outcome of the Six-Day War by Tomas Sandell. Arutz Sheva brings a translation of the article in its entirety for the wholly lucid dedication to truth Sandell demonstrates herein:

This week, the international community will mark the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War and the reunification of Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

PM Netanyahu criticizes Swedish FM’s ‘foolish & immoral’ remarks

 

Israel’s PM denounces the Swedish FM’s attempt to delegitimize the response of Israeli security forces for shooting at Palestinian terrorists as they attempt to knife Jews to death.

By Nitsan Keidar

 

Prime Minister Binaymin Netanyahu on Thursday night responded for the first time to the latest inflammatory comments of Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom against Israel, which were made on Tuesday.

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom – Reuters

Wallstrom called to investigate the Jewish state for “executing” Palestinian Arabs, in an attempt to delegitimize the actions of security forces killing Arab terrorists as they conduct an attack. Killing the terrorists is often a matter of life or death in preventing further victims, as in many cases the terrorists continue attacking after being shot.
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Sweden’s FM response to Palestinian terrorism was bashing Israel for ‘extrajudicial executions’ of terrorists

 

Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom’s remarks during a session of parliament distracted attention away from the victims of terrorism and the horrific acts of Palestinian terrorists, by focusing blame on the Jewish State.

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

Sweden’s foreign minister is apparently mastering the craft of angering Israel when the opportunity arises.

Last month, Israel condemned as “shockingly hostile” comments by Margot Wallstrom that seemed to link the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with the ISIS-backed terrorist attacks in Paris.

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom – Photo: AFP

In October, Wallstrom irked Israel with a tweet about the wave of terror sweeping the country. Continue Reading »

Jews Not Invited to Sweden Holocaust Commemoration

 

Although Swedish organizers cited ‘security concerns,’ Jews from the 300-strong community believe the Kristallnacht commemoration was ‘hijacked’ – to focus on the Muslim population and not on the Jewish Holocaust.

By Itamar Eichner

 

Members of the Jewish community in a city in northern Sweden were outraged to learn they were not invited to a ceremony commemorating Kristallnacht on Monday over “security concerns.”

A smashed store-front in Berlin following Kristallnacht in 1938 – Photo: Gettyimages

Kristallnacht, the “Night of the Broken Glass,” was a large-scale pogrom in 1938 against Austrian and German Jews, which many historians consider the opening shot in the Nazi-led campaign to exterminate the Jews of Europe. Continue Reading »

Pro-Palestinian Protesters in Malmo, Sweden Chant “Slaughter the Jews”

 

Israel’s ambassador to Sweden, “These are extremely troubling instances of a grotesque but nevertheless very real, & murderous, incitement…”

By JTA

 

Hundreds of protesters in the Swedish city of Malmo were filmed chanting in Arabic about slaughtering Jews and stabbing soldiers.

A protester chants slogans near a banner reading “Boycott Israel” during an anti-Israel march in Malmo. – Photo: REUTERS

Pro-Palestinian groups organized a rally Monday in the city center against what they consider Israeli violence and to show solidarity with Palestinians amid deadly measures taken by Israeli authorities to stop the recent spate of attacks on Jews in Israel and the West Bank. Continue Reading »

#BDSfail: Swedish supermarket chain reverses Israel boycott policy

Thousands of pro-Israel activists flooded the COOP chain’s management with messages against their improper anti-Israel discrimination, threatening to boycott the supermarket chain instead, if it continues its unfair trade policy against the Jewish State. 

By Itamar Eichner

 

Israel has won an important victory over the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS) when a boycott on the sale of Israeli products in a supermarket chain in Sweden has been cancelled.

COOP store in Sweden.COOP store in Sweden.

The national supermarket chain COOP has 655 branches across Sweden. Israel, that was worried the boycott would spread from three local stores in the city of Varberg to all branches nationwide, launched an impressive media campaign to combat it.

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Swedish Antisemitism Continues As Muslims Harass Jewish Mourners At Funeral

A Jewish man who faced harassment after his brother’s funeral says, “Instead of mourning, we have to deal with harassment from outside. I am sorry that people are trying to scare us, and am even sadder that many times they succeed.”

By Ilan Gattegno

 

Swedish police to guard Jews with automatic weapons – Denmark unveils $150-million plan

Scandinavian countries acknowledge rise in anti-Semitism, as Sweden decides to arm police guarding Jewish institutions with automatic weapons and Denmark unveils its revised anti-terror plan.

By i24news

 

Swedish police will provide the personnel tasked with guarding Jewish institution with automatic weapons, Kevlar vests and protective helmets, as the security risk associated with the job have risen palpably in recent times.

Synagogue Anderlecht rue de la Clinique – Google Maps

“This is in line with a previous decision that security equipment of police officers stationed at Jewish activity centers should be strengthened,” Jessica Krasser Fremnell, press officer at the Swedish Police’s operative department, was quoted as saying by The Local, a Swedish English-language news website.

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Sweden Invites Abbas in Official ‘Royal’ State Visit After ‘Palestine’ Recognition

Stockholm officially invites PA President Abbas despite the fact that ‘Palestine’ doesn’t yet exist.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas will visit Stockholm next month after Sweden became the first major state of the European Union to recognize the PA as “Palestine,” the Swedish government announced Friday.

Mahmoud Abbas – Photo: Reuters

“The visit of president Abbas, by invitation from the prime minister, is confirmed for February 10,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Ulla Jacobson told AFP. “He will also meet the foreign minister, the king and the archbishop.”

She said the agenda would include the Arab-Israeli peace process and “what Sweden can offer after (its) recognition” of “Palestine” in October.

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Israeli Ambassador to Sweden: Stockholm should look at itself before it judges Israel

The UN panel against torture reported on Sweden’s illegal treatment of minors, minorities, and refugees prompted the Israeli envoy to hit back at the  country that hypocritically criticizes Israeli policy in territories.

By Itamar Eichner

 

A United Nations report accusing Sweden of violating human rights of refugees, minors and minorities has been serving as a basis for a diplomatic settling of scores between Stockholm and Jerusalem, with critics saying Sweden must take a hard look at itself before it slams Israeli policy towards Palestinians.

Riksdagshuset - Photo courtesy, Wikipedia Commons

Sweden’s Riksdagshuset – Photo courtesy, Wikipedia Commons

The report, presented by the United Nations Committee against Torture, criticized the treatment of children in Swedish detention and custody. Continue Reading »

Sweden’s new center-left gov’t officially recognizes a Palestinian state

Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s Foreign Minister described Sweden’s official recognition as “a miserable decision that strengthens the extremist elements & Palestinian rejectionism.”

AP, Reuters

 

 

STOCKHOLM – Sweden’s center-left government on Thursday officially recognized the state of Palestine, becoming the first major European country to do so.

The new center-left Swedish government (Photo: AP)

The new center-left Swedish government – Photo: AP

The EU member country joined only two other Western European countries — Malta and Cyprus — that have officially recognized a Palestinian state.

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said the Scandinavian country had decided on the move because the criteria of international law required for such recognition had been fulfilled. Continue Reading »

Swedish man severely beaten with iron pipes for displaying Israeli flag by window

After thorough investigation, local Police suspect that the attack against the 38-year-old, in the Swedish city of Malmö, was a hate crime, reported The Local, Sweden’s English language website.

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A man was severely assaulted in the Swedish city of Malmö on Sunday night after hanging an Israeli flag out of his window, according to local media reports.

A screenshot of the flag hung in Malmo from The Local website.

Broken window & flag hung in Malmo – Screenshot from The Local website.

Police suspect that the attack against the 38-year-old was a hate crime, The Local website reported. “Our initial evaluation is that this is a hate crime,” policewoman Marie Keismar said.

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Sweden to Investigate Israel Over the Marmara

According to the Swedish legal authorities, claims of “aggravated assault, aggravated theft and violation of int’l law” will be investigated since Swedes were on board the 2010 and 2012 flotillas.

By Ari Yashar

 

Sweden launched an investigation against Israel on Thursday, over the IDF’s defense of its legal maritime blockade on the terrorist group Hamas’s enclave of Gaza in 2010 and 2012.

Mavi Marmara

Mavi Marmara – Photo: AFP

The 2010 incident was the Mavi Marmara flotilla’s attempted breach of the maritime blockade; in 2012 the Estelle, a ship bearing a Finnish flag, was stopped trying to breach the blockade as well.

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Blekinge Sweden to seek ban on circumcision

Much of the intensification of efforts to ban ritual circumcision are by anti-immigration nationalists who seek to limit the effect that Muslim presence is having on Swedish society.

 

A county in Sweden is planning to ban non-medical circumcision of boys, its commissioner said.

Blekinge county, Sweden - Photo courtesy: Wikipedia Commons

Blekinge county, Sweden – Photo courtesy: Wikipedia Commons

Per-Ola Mattsson, commissioner of Blekinge County, said he would move ahead with plans to ban ritual circumcision by bringing the subject up in February with the county’s health board, according to an article published Thursday by the Sydöstran Daily.

According to Dagens Medicin, Mattsson, who is also chairman of the Public Health Board of Blekinge, said he opposed the practice because minors “have no possibility to say no to the surgery and therefore the county should not perform these procedures.”

Located in southern Sweden, Blekinge County has a population of about 150,000.

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