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Sweden

Malmö invests millions to fight antisemitism

The Swedish city of Malmö, plagued by antisemitism in recent years, has finally decided to allocate funds to fight the phenomenon after an outcry from the local Jewish community.

Yellow stars appear in Scandinavia on Reichspogromnacht anniversary

Stickers shaped like yellow stars that Nazis made Jews wear during the Holocaust were placed on multiple Jewish sites in Denmark and Sweden on anniversary of Reichspogromnacht.

Antisemitic hate crimes in Sweden rise by 53 per cent to all time high

The number of antisemitic hate crimes recorded in Sweden rose to a record high last year, jumping 53 percent over the 2016 figures, government statistics show.

Jews fight against Swedish party’s call to ban circumcision

Swedish Jews joined the country’s Muslim community in protesting the call by a major political party to ban all non-medical circumcisions.

Swedish imam fined for calling Jews “offspring of pigs and apes”

A Swedish imam was fined about 250 euros for hate speech for calling Jews the “offspring of apes and pigs” during an anti-Israel demonstration two years ago.

Swedish neo-Nazis disrupt exhibition of Holocaust survivors’ portraits

Neo-Nazis in the Swedish city of Visby blocked the entrance to an exhibition of portraits of Holocaust survivors and intimidated visitors already viewing the display.

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