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Switzerland

Swiss far-right personality fined over antisemitic remarks

A former leader of the far-right Swiss Nationalist Party PNOS (Partei National Orientierter Schweizer), Tobias Steiger, made a speech in 2018 blaming Jews for World War I and II.

SIG President calls on Switzerland to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism

The President of the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (SIG/FCSI), Ralph Lewin has called on the Swiss government to adopt the IHRA working definition of antisemitism.

Swiss Jewish community partners up with Army Chaplaincy

The Federation of Swiss Jewish Communities (SIG/FSCI) has partnered up with the Army Chaplaincy of the Swiss Army (Armeeseelsorge) in the field of pastoral care and training.

Swiss agency says antisemitic COVID conspiracy theories on the rise

The Swiss Federal Commission against Racism (FCR) has said that hate speech and intolerance are on the rise in the country, including antisemitic conspiracy theories often surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Swiss Jews support a national Holocaust memorial in Switzerland

The Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (SIG/FCSI) supports the construction of a national Holocaust memorial in the country.

Swiss Jews regret adoption of ban on full facial coverings

The Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (SIG/FCSI) and the Platform for Liberal Jews in Switzerland (PLJS) expressed regret at the adoption of a popular initiative to ban full face coverings.

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