Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

One thousand at ‘kippah march’ in Stockholm

    Leading Swedish politicians joined Stockholm’s Jewish community in a “kippah march” against antisemitism on Sunday. Over 1,000 people took part in the event, initiated by Sweden’s Jewish Youth Association.

    Members of the government and the opposition joined the march, which took place just two weeks before Sweden’s general election and ended with speeches at Raoul Wallenberg square. The day before, large crowds had gathered nearby to protest a small neo-Nazi demonstration.

    “It’s important to show solidarity with the Jewish population,” said Jan Björklund, leader of the Liberal Party. “Jews feel under pressure because they are being held responsible for events in the Middle East and because Nazi and xenophobic movements are advancing in Sweden and Europe.”

    Mona Sahlin, a former leader of the Social Democrat Party and current national coordinator against violent extremism, called Sunday’s event a “democratic march”. She said: “I have Jewish friends who are scared openly to wear the Star of David.”

    Current Social Democrat leader, Stefan Löfven, said attacks against Jews are “unacceptable” and that politicians have a responsibility to inform the public, especially youths, about antisemitism. “There is no ‘us and them’ here in Sweden, there’s just ‘us’,” said Mr Löfven.

    The first kippah march was held in Malmö in 2012, when two Jewish men decided not to remove their kippot after a Shabbat synagogue service. Since then, several marches have been arranged in Malmö, a city marred by antisemitism.

UK News

‘Outpouring of support’ after shul graffiti attack

Lee Harpin

Friday, October 20, 2017

‘Outpouring of support’ after shul graffiti attack
World

Writer who uncovered troll hit by online antisemitism

Lianne Kolirin

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Writer who uncovered troll hit by online antisemitism
UK News

UCL publishes investigation into UCLU event

Daniel Sugarman

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

UCL publishes investigation into UCLU event
World

Anthony Weiner jailed for 21 months

Michael Daventry

Monday, September 25, 2017

Anthony Weiner jailed for 21 months
World

Trump to crackdown on Iran and its "terrorist minions", says Pence

JC Reporter

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Trump to crackdown on Iran and its "terrorist minions", says Pence
Leaders

The JC leader: On Corbyn, and on Arkush

The JC Leader

Friday, January 20, 2017

The JC leader: On Corbyn, and on Arkush
World

Rabbi among Mexico quake victims

Daniel Sugarman

Monday, September 25, 2017

Rabbi among Mexico quake victims
World

Jewish groups angered at Trump HMD message

Daniel Sugarman

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Jewish groups angered at Trump HMD message
Education features

Allegations of anti-Semitism Oxford University Labour Club

Baroness Jan Royall

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Allegations of anti-Semitism Oxford University Labour Club