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Turku Synagogue vandalised on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Synagogue in the western Finnish City of Turku was vandalised with red paint on the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Fence of the Jewish Community Center in Helsinki adorned with flowers

The fence of the Jewish Community Center in Helsinki was adorned with flowers by the young members of the Helsinki Orthodox Church.

Finnish matriculation exam used debunked Palestinian map

Materials apparently taken from pro-BDS, anti-Israel organisations were included in a Finnish high school history matriculation exam last September.

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.

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