Swiss museum will remove 5 paintings potentially looted by Nazis

Hundreds of thousands of paintings and millions of books as well as cultural and religious artifacts were stolen from Jewish owners by Nazis in the Holocaust. Many have still not been returned to their rightful owners.

Hate symbols banned by voters in Geneva

Hate symbols such as the Nazi swastika will be banned from public spaces in Geneva. Almost 85% of Geneva’s electorate voted in favour of the new article in the constitution.

Ralph Friedländer elected as new President of the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities

A member of the Jewish Community of Bern, he succeeds Ralph Lewin, who has run for vice-presidency after four years as president.

SIG questions the legitimacy of the pro-Palestinian protests in Swiss universities and calls rectors to take action

The Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (SIG) is concerned about the radical tendencies shown in Swiss universities' pro-Palestinian protests, including the intimidation of Jewish and Israeli students and the use of antisemitic rhetoric.

Switzerland’s lower house moves to ban use of Nazi and extremist symbols that could stir violence

Efforts to push for tougher legislation have accelerated in recent months in the wake of a surge of antisemitic attacks in Switzerland and across Europe.

According to Swiss authorities, the suspect in the antisemitic stabbing in Zurich was radicalised online and in Tunisia

The 15-year-old suspect claimed responsibility for the attack in a video in Arabic in which he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State jihadist group and called for a “global fight against the Jews."

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