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Israeli embassy in Finland attacked for 15th time in 18 months

The Israeli embassy in Finland has been vandalised by neo-Nazi and far-right extremists for at least the 15th time in the last year and a half.

Finnish Jews co-organise seminar on antisemitism and islamophobia

The Jewish Community of Helsinki joined forces with SACC by EJC, the Finnish Interior Ministry and the Finnish Muslim Network to organise a seminar on antisemitism and islamophobia.

Report: Finnish soldiers participated in mass murders of Jews during WWII

A report released by the National Archives of Finland found that Finnish soldiers participated in mass murders of Jews, foreign civilians, and Russian prisoners of war during World War II.

Finland to probe role of SS volunteers in WWII atrocities

Finland has commissioned an investigation to find out whether a Finnish volunteer battalion serving within the notorious Waffen SS committed atrocities during World War II.

Finnish community statement on government’s new proposal on animal welfare

The Finnish government is proposing new legislation on animal welfare, which would render the practice of Shechita illegal.

Joint statement by the Nordic Jewish Communities concerning the proposed anti-circumcision legislation in Iceland

The Jewish Communities in the Nordic countries strongly protest the proposed legislation banning Brit Milah, the Jewish tradition of neonatal circumcision of boys in Iceland.

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