Swiss lawmaker Denis Menoud was excluded from the populist Geneva Citizens’ Movement (MCG) on Friday after commenting that Israel was “on the path of carbonization” following the signing of the interim nuclear deal with Iran, AFP reported.
Delegations from Iran, other world powers during closed-door nuclear talks on October 15, 2013. – Photo: REUTERS
His comments, written on his Facebook page on Tuesday, caused an uproar in the party, leading party president Roger Colay to condemn his words and demanding him to resign. Continue Reading »
Jewish weekly reports Holocaust survivors as well as victims’ heirs received money from Swiss Bank fund set up after scandal over dormant accounts of Jews killed in World War II.
Holocaust survivors and victims’ heirs have received $1.24 billion from a Swiss fund set up after a scandal over dormant accounts of Jews killed in World War II, a magazine said Monday.
Some 457,000 Holocaust survivors and heirs have received money from fund (illustration) – Photo: AP
The Swiss-Jewish weekly Tachles said the figure was contained in a report by New York judge Edward Korman, who oversees the management of the fund
Korman’s report summed up operations since a landmark 1998 deal between the World Jewish Congress and Swiss banks. Continue Reading »
A Migros location in Zurich. – Photo: CC-BY lejoe, Flickr
The moves comes just weeks after South Africa and Denmark said they would stop labeling products made in the settlements as Israeli.
Migros said the decision is in the interests of greater transparency, and is designed to help the customers to make an informed choice. Spokeswoman Monika Weibel said Tuesday that Migros doesn’t support boycott calls by pro-Palestinian groups but does want to let customers decide which products they want to buy. Continue Reading »