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News Iceland » History: The Creator: Iceland’s Birgitta Jónsdóttir On Poetry, Politics, And The Future

News channel or source: https://grapevine.is/mag/feature/2018/04/20/the-creator-icelands-birgitta-jonsdottir-on-poetry-politics-and-the-future/
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

Birgitta Jónsdóttir is an Icelander with international name recognition. Perhaps best known to the rest of the world for creating the Pirate Party in Iceland, her history with Icelanders actually stretches back decades before that. She has used her ...

News Iceland » History: European Jews Hold Protest Meetings Against Iceland’s Proposed Circumcision Ban

News channel or source: https://www.algemeiner.com/2018/04/22/european-jews-hold-protest-meetings-against-icelands-proposed-circumcision-ban/
Publication date: Sunday 22 April 2018

The controversy over Iceland’s proposed ban on circumcision has escalated ... and Yaron Nadbornik said of the ban, “Throughout history, more than one oppressive regime has tried to suppress our people and eradicate Judaism by prohibiting our religious ...

News Iceland » History: A trip to Iceland is one you'll never forget

News channel or source: http://www.philly.com/philly/living/travel/a-trip-to-iceland-is-one-youll-never-forget-reykjavik-blue-lagoon-gullfoss-20180420.html
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

Iceland’s history goes back to 940 AD, when it was claimed that about 400 Vikings, discontent with the politics of Norway, established the first settlement with its own Parliament. In time, women, many from Denmark, migrated to Iceland, and the ...

News Iceland » History: Iceland supermarkets to ban palm oil in own-brand products

News channel or source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43696948
Publication date: onday 09 April 2018

Iceland says it has already found alternative recipes for 50% of its own-label range. The store chain has a history of acting to remove controversial products from its shelves. It was the first supermarket to ban GM-grown crops in its own-brand goods ...

News Iceland » History: DJ Platurn Reveals Iceland's Groovy Side with 'Breaking the Ice'

News channel or source: https://www.kqed.org/arts/13829017/dj-platurn-reveals-icelands-groovy-side-with-breaking-the-ice
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

With these eclectic pairings, Breaking the Ice pieces together a groovier side of Iceland, one that often recalls American funk and soul music. It's a fascinating exploration of the musical history of a formerly-isolated island country best known for rock ...

News Iceland » History: Iceland welcomes first rabbi

News channel or source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/244156
Publication date: Sunday 08 April 2018

But it won’t be the last explanation coming from the New York native, who this year became Iceland’s first resident rabbi in documented history. Feldman and his wife, Mushky, and their two small daughters settled in the country as its parliament ...

News Iceland » History: This Day In Icelandic History: Danish Trade Monopoly Begins

News channel or source: https://grapevine.is/mag/articles/2018/04/20/this-day-in-icelandic-history-danish-trade-monopoly-begins/
Publication date: hursday 19 April 2018

April 20, 1602, was a momentous day in Iceland. It was on this day that the Kingdom of Denmark first imposed a trade monopoly on Iceland. This didn’t just mean that Iceland could only trade with Denmark; it also meant that only a few major players in ...

News Iceland » History: Iceland’s 1st Black Citizen? An Ex-Slave and War Hero Denmark Now Disregards

News channel or source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/14/world/europe/denmark-iceland-slavery-hans-jonathan.html
Publication date: Sunday 15 April 2018

DeCode published a study this year that takes advantage of Iceland’s highly homogeneous gene pool, its remarkably thorough genealogical records, and Hans Jonathan’s unique place in the country’s history. Researchers identified some 780 living ...

News Iceland » History: The murder that shook Iceland

News channel or source: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/apr/12/the-murder-that-shook-iceland
Publication date: Wednesday 11 April 2018

But he was still no closer to finding her. On the morning of Saturday 21 January, a week after she vanished, the biggest search operation in Iceland’s history began. Ice-Sar alone deployed 835 volunteers and 87 vehicles, an extraordinary response in a ...