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A memorial service for the victims of terror will take place today at the Bern Synagogue, with Federal Councillor Albert Rösti
Am Montag, 16. Oktober 2023, findet in der Synagoge in Bern eine Gedenkveranstaltung für die Opfer des Terrors statt. Bundesrat Rösti nimmt teil.
The terrorist organisation Hamas must now be banned in Switzerland once and for all
The brutal terrorist attacks by Hamas on Israel have caused horror. SIG and PLJS call for the Federal Council and Parliament to implement a ban on Hamas.
The «Breslauer Schriften» restoration project is taking shape
The «Breslauer Schriften» are a significant cultural heritage of national importance. Their restoration is being supported by the canton and city of Zurich.
Ignazio Cassis emphasises the importance of a Swiss memorial for the victims of the Nazis in his speech.
The SIG Assembly of Delegates 2023 was held in Geneva. The focus of the day was on remembrance, transmission and future.
Government to Create Swiss Memorial for Victims of Nazi Era
The Swiss Government has met the demands for the creation of a Swiss memorial. It will be located in Berne and St. Gallen. The SIG und the PLJS welcome this step.
A new subculture prone to conspiracy theories is generating an increasing number of antisemitic incidents
Antisemitism was on the rise again in 2022. A new subculture with an affinity to conspiracy theories is generating an increasing number of antisemitic incidents.
Karin Keller-Sutter in favour of comprehensive government support in matters of security costs
Numerous delegates and guests took part in the SIG’s Assembly of Delegates in Berne on 29 May 2022. The guest of honour was Federal Councillor Karin Keller-Sutter.
Swiss parliament approves memorial for Nazi victims
By adopting a motion by Daniel Jositsch, Swiss parliament approves the creation of a national memorial for the victims of the Nazi era.
125th anniversary celebration planned in commemoration of First Zionist Congress in Basel
125 years after the First Zionist Congress, an anniversary celebration will be held at Stadtcasino in Basel, the original venue, on 29 August 2022.
Tensions in society are fuelling antisemitism
The deepening divisions in society caused by the pandemic are also evident in the findings. There were more incidents, both in the real world and online.
Zurich landmarks to be illuminated in Shoah commemoration
On 27 January 2022 the Löwenstrasse synagogue, the town hall and the Grossmünster church in Zurich will be illuminated in commemoration of the Shoah victims.
Questionable historical awareness around the Bührle Collection
Questionable awareness of history at the media conference of the Kunsthaus Zürich and the Bührle Foundation.
Two new members join the SIG’s Board of Directors
On 20 June 2021 the Assembly of Delegates of the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities SIG took place online. Liliane Isaak-Dreyfus and Daniel Jakobovits won the Board of Directors’s by-election....
Swiss Jews welcome the confederation’s recognition of the IHRA’s working definition of antisemitism
The Federal Council has recognized the working definition of antisemitism proposed by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance IHRA. The confederation is hereby joining a large number of...
Concern and anxiety over escalation in the Middle East
Conflict in the Middle East has again escalated. Hamas missiles and Israeli air-raids are claiming civilian casualties on both sides. The Jewish community in Switzerland is deeply concerned about...
Ralph Lewin elected new SIG President
On Sunday, 18 October 2020, the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities SIG held its Assembly of Delegates in Berne. The main focus was on the general elections and changes in leading positions. After...
Comments on the statements of CVP President Christophe Darbellay
The Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (SIG) and the Platform for Liberal Jews in Switzerland (PLJS) view with great bewilderment and concern the opinions expressed by CVP President Christophe...
No laws creating exceptions! No to the ban on minarets!
The umbrella organisations of Swiss Jews reaffirm their rejection of the minaret referendum