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Swedish court prevents deportation of Palestinian who firebombed a synagogue

A Swedish court of appeals overturned a deportation order against a Palestinian man who firebombed a synagogue, saying he would be "in danger from Israel" because of his crime if sent to the Palestinian Authority.

Far-right success in Sweden shows old taboos collapsing

Sweden has become the latest European country to have its political order shaken by a backlash against large-scale immigration, with voters giving a boost to a far-right party and weakening the more established ones.

Sweden to build Holocaust museum focused on survivors

Sweden has plans to launch a Holocaust museum with a focus on Holocaust survivors from the Scandinavian country and a centre devoted to the diplomat Raoul Wallenberg.

Far-right Swedish politicians make antisemitic statements, mock Anne Frank

Antisemitic statements, including one mocking Holocaust victims with a picture of Anne Frank, were discovered on the social media accounts of regional politicians from the far-right Sweden Democrats party.

Swedish politician denies calling Jews “impure”

A Swedish politician from Malmo who has worked on integration of immigrants denied saying that Jews and Armenians have “impure spirits.”

Swedish Jewish leaders call for ban on neo-Nazi party

Leaders and prominent members of the Jewish community in Sweden have renewed calls to ban the neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement, following the latest of several demonstrations by the party in recent months.

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