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Sweden

More than a third of social media posts about Jews are antisemitic, according to Swedish study

Almost 35 percent of online posts about Jews contain antisemitism or hostility towards Jews, according to a new study by the the Swedish Defense Research Agency (FOI).

Swedish government allocates €1 million for upcoming Holocaust museum

The government of Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has appropriated an additional 10 million SEK (approx. €1 million) for preparations for a museum on the Holocaust in Sweden.

Swedish Jews condemn antisemitic chants during Malmö riots

The Official Council of Swedish Jewish Communities, the country's EJC affiliate, has condemned the serious antisemitic statements uttered during the riots that took place in the city of Malmö over the weekend.

Sweden seizes book by Jewish comedian criticising war-time collaboration

A book by a Jewish comedian over Sweden’s collaboration with the Nazis during World War II is at the center of a legal tussle in which Swedish prosecutors are calling for it to be destroyed.

Swedish imam and rabbi issue joint peace statement to mark Eid, Shavuot

While much of the world is social distancing, an imam and a rabbi in Malmo, Sweden are looking to bring their two communities closer together through the sharing of their faiths.

Sweden’s Jewish summer camp reverses decision to cancel 2020 session

Glämsta, Sweden’s only Jewish summer camp, has reversed its decision to close its 2020 session following new guidelines by the Swedish government.

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