Danish Muslims can create a peace ring around a Copenhagen synagogue that came under a deadly attack, the city’s police said after originally refusing the request.
Several hundred people gathered at a Norwegian synagogue to support Jews at an event which drew praise but also criticism because of an organizer’s anti-Israel and anti-Jewish statements.
PHOTO ESSAY: When Norwegian Muslims formed a ‘ring of peace’ around an Oslo synagogue, they gave Jews everywhere hope — and melted away one photojournalist’s cynicism.
More than 1000 Muslims formed a human shield around Oslo’s synagogue on Saturday, offering symbolic protection for the city’s Jewish community and condemning an attack on a synagogue in neighboring Denmark last weekend.
Muslims in Norway plan to form what they are calling a “peace ring” around an Oslo synagogue following Sabbath services.
A Jewish cemetery in the north of Norway was desecrated.
The leader of Norway’s Jewish community praised his country’s parliament for passing an act regulating ritual circumcision for boys.
Resisting calls to ban the non-medical circumcision of boys, the governments of Norway and Denmark have taken steps to preserve the practice’s legal status.
A Norway musuem said it would return a Nazi-looted painting by Henri Matisse to the heirs of its former Jewish owner.
Norway’s union of nurses urged the government to ban non-medical circumcision of boys under 15.