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Obama to Visit Stockholm Synagogue on Rosh Hashana

By: JTA

President Barack Obama is slated to visit the Great Synagogue of Stockholm during his visit to Sweden.

Obama, who will arrive in the Swedish capital Wednesday on the eve of Rosh Hashana, is en route to the G20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, Svenska Dagbladet reported Thursday.

The U.S. embassy in Stockholm confirmed that the president will visit the synagogue and a memorial monument for Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust.

On Wednesday, the Swedish minister for integration pledged an extra $9 million toward combatting intolerance in Sweden, with special emphasis on Islamophobia.

“We have given special focus to the Malmo area where have had problems with anti-Semitism, but [also] threats against Muslims in the same area,” Erik Ullenhag told Sveriges Radio.

“In Sweden, like in many other countries, too many people have prejudice against Muslims. In the coming years we will focus on this issue,” he added.

Swedish police registered a record 60 hate crimes against Jews in the city last year and an average of 37 anti-Semitic hate crimes per year in the years 2009-2011, according to the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention.

Fred Kahn, chairperson of Malmo’s community of 1,000 Jews, told JTA the majority of attacks were perpetrated by people “of Middle Eastern origins.”

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6 Responses to “Obama to Visit Stockholm Synagogue on Rosh Hashana”

  1. i guess someone misspelled Holy Day and he thought it said holiday as in vacation time again….

  2. Adam Schmidt says:

    Who needs him there????

  3. So the Swedes are going to spend millions to protect the Muslims who are attacking Jews in order to fight Islamophobia in the name of Tolerance?

    Welcome to 1984.

  4. Yechiel Baum says:

    always the arabs interrupt our Rosh Hasanah and Yom Kippur holiday. If he was sincere, let him engage Putin to return Raoul Wallenburg and reward his deeds. and release Pollard and reward his deed. Let him also teach the arab would how these countries resuced the Jews at night and transported them to safety during WWII. This introduction to morality would be a start to the improvement of Arab lifestyles in the world.

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