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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."

SIG President Ralph Lewin: “This conflict allows antisemites to unleash their hatred freely on Jews”

President of the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (SIG) Ralph Lewin gave an interview to Watson about the rise of antisemitic incidents in Switzerland following the Hamas massacre of October 7th.

Likrat Austria and Switzerland received the Simon Wiesenthal main prize

The Simon Wiesenthal Prize is a recognition of LIKRAT's efforts and work in the fight against antisemitism and for intercultural understanding.

SIG Secretary General Jonathan Kreutner: “We are seeing a new dimension of antisemitism”

Secretary General of the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities Jonathan Kreutner gave an interview to Kirchenbote about the attack on a Jewish man in Zurich amidst the rise of antisemitic incidents in Switzerland.

Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities publishes report highlighting the concerning rise of antisemitic incidents in 2023

The “antisemitism of words” has become “antisemitism of action,” says SIG Secretary General Jonathan Kreutner.

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