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Jewish center in Sweden to close after anti-Semitic threats

A Jewish center in northern Sweden decides to close after receiving anti-Semitic threats.

The members of the Judisk Föreningen, or Jewish Association, in Umea, Sweden, at a meeting on Sunday decided to close its building and end the association’s activities, The Local-Sweden reports.

The association has received threatening emails, and its building was vandalized with stickers of swastikas and spraypainted threats such as “we know where you live,” The Local reported, citing the Swedish-language SVT News Västerbotten.

“Too many things have happened lately which mean that Jewish parents don’t feel safe having their kids at the schools. Our children shouldn’t live in a world where they have to be ashamed for what they are, but it’s not possible to operate if people are scared,” Umeå Jewish Association spokesperson Carinne Sjöberg tells SVT.

— JTA

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