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Switzerland

Switzerland mulls ban on Hamas and affiliated groups

The aim is to reduce the risk of Hamas and related organisations using Switzerland as a safe haven. It should also reduce the threat of terrorism in Switzerland.

68% increase in antisemitic incidents in French-speaking Switzerland in 2023

CICAD has identified 944 antisemitic acts in French-speaking Switzerland in 2023. 78 serious cases were reported.

A ski resort in Switzerland refuses to rent sleds to Jews

A restaurant at the Pischa ski resort in Davos, Switzerland, banned Jews from renting sleds by posting a message in Hebrew on the front.

Swiss Federal Council recommends motion for a national antisemitism strategy

The Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities is pleased that the Swiss Federal Council recognises the seriousness of the current situation for Jewish citizens.

“The Last Swiss Holocaust Survivors” exhibition opens in Liechtenstein

The exhibition is a project of the Gamaraal Foundation that supports Holocaust survivors and is involved in Shoah education.

SIG condemns the use of the slogan “from the river to the sea” in pro-Palestinian protests

For the SIG and the entire Swiss Jewish community, the display of antisemitic slogans and the inherent call for violence is intolerable.

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