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Sweden

2022 IHRA plenary held in Stockholm

Around 300 experts, researchers, diplomats and politicians from around the world gathered in Stockholm for the 2022 IHRA plenary to cooperate on Holocaust research and education.

Sweden to appoint Special Investigator to strengthen Jewish life and culture

The Swedish government has decided to appoint a special investigator that will map out obstacles and opportunities for Jewish life in Sweden and make proposals for a national strategy to strengthen Jewish life.

Malmö Imam who called Jews “offspring of monkeys and pigs” charged with incitement

An imam in Malmö who called Jews "the offspring of monkeys and pigs" has been charged with incitement to hatred.

Swedish Jewish communities critical of establishment halt for religious schools

The Official Council of Swedish Jewish Communities has criticised a proposed halt on establishing new independent religious schools and leisure centres by the Swedish Ministry of Education.

A person was removed from a bus in Malmö for wearing a Jewish Symbol

A bus driver in Malmö, Sweden, asked a person wearing a Jewish symbol on a piece of clothing to get off a bus.

More than 1 in 4 hate crimes in Sweden target Jewish community

Antisemitic incidents accounted for 27 percent of all religious hate crimes in 2020 in Sweden, where Jews make up 0.1% of the population.

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