LISTEN: Platitudes and Pledges: What’s Behind Sweden’s War on Antisemitism?

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Members of far right group Nordic Resistance Movement march during festivities marking Finnish Independence celebrations in Helsinki, Finland, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.
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Members of far right group Nordic Resistance Movement march during festivities marking Finnish Independence celebrations in Helsinki, Finland, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Credit: Vesa Moilanen Lehtikuva / AP
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Host Simon Spungin is joined by Stockholm-based journalist David Stavrou to discuss the International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism, which was hosted by the Swedish city of Malmo last week.

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We ask: Why is Sweden taking a special interest in the war on antisemitism? Does the Swedish-approved working definition of antisemitism mean that its former foreign minister is antisemitic? And what does this mean for the warming of ties between Jerusalem and Stockholm?

PLUS: Judy Maltz discusses the race to become the next chair of the Jewish Agency – one of the four ‘national institutions’ that pre-date the establishment of the State of Israel. With no fewer than eight candidates in the running, none of the approved by the government, this is an unusually fraught race.

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