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Switzerland

Swiss Jews baffled by Press Council ruling on BDS

The Swiss Federation of Jewish communities, the country's EJC affiliate has criticised the stance of the Swiss Press Council towards the BDS movement.

French comedian Dieudonné fined for antisemitic content

The Swiss courts found a French comedian Dieudonné guilty of violating laws on racist and antisemitic content and set a penalty of CHF 170 for 180 days – a common method of setting financial sanctions in Switzerland, Swiss Info reported.

Anita Winter helps Holocaust survivors weather pandemic’s 2nd trauma – loneliness

As the daughter of Holocaust survivors, Zurich resident Anita Winter has long related to those who endured the darkest chapter in Jewish history. Today, in her native Switzerland, she’s become a champion of the country’s dwindling number of living victims of Hitler.

Switzerland adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

The Swiss Federal Council, the country's executive organ, has adopted the working definition of antisemitism of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).

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.

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