Is Sweden anti-Semitic?

The answer is an emphatic “no”. There is no institutional anti-Semitism in Sweden. Among the vast majority of Swedes anti-Semitism provokes the same revulsion as all other forms of racism do. There are exceptions, however. One may safely discount the oddballs on the extreme Right – there are few people in Swedish society who would […]

Swedish independence in jeopardy

Who sets the political agenda in Sweden? And who actually holds the reins of power? A large number of Swedish Muslims, backed up by extremist supporters flooding in from Denmark, marched through the streets of Malmö in southern Sweden shouting the notorious Muslim battle-cry ”Khaiber, Khaiber ya yahud, ya’ish Muhammad saufa ya‘ud” (Khaiber, Khaiber, Oh […]

Sweden v. Israel: game, set and match

The weekend of 6-8 March 2009 is something of a turning-point in history. It marks the date when Israel met Sweden in the Davis Cup tennis tournament in the southern Swedish city of Malmö. Two teams played. There was one victor, but two losers. After a hard-fought and generally very evenly matched contest on the […]