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Hungarian Government Transfers Holocaust Museum Ownership to Jewish Community

"The government decision also includes the fact that the owner of the Holocaust museum will be the Jewish Community, something which is unique in Europe."

Lithuania Admits its Citizens Participated in Murder of Jews During the Holocaust

A document prepared ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s historic visit to Lithuania calls the death of 95 percent of Lithuanian Jews “a great tragedy for the Lithuanian state and society.”

Nazi Hunter Zuroff Lambastes PM for Praise of Lithuania’s Holocaust Remembrance

Zuroff said that “the Government of Lithuania has, over the last 25 years, been making great efforts to eliminate the crimes of thousands of Lithuanians that were directly involved in the murder of Jews.”

Netanyahu: ‘Lithuania, Israel are Natural Allies’

"We too are proud of our history, our long history, our robust and pluralistic democracy which guarantees the rights of all our citizens."

Netanyahu First Israeli Prime Minister to Visit Lithuania

"The families of my parents – of blessed memory – came from Lithuania at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th; I am making this visit also for this."

Israel Protests to Romania After Tourists Beaten by Police in Bucharest

"We consider this incident to be unacceptable and extremely serious. The Israeli tourists who suffered from such brutal intervention will file a criminal complaint against the attackers."

Elie Wiesel’s Childhood Home Vandalized by Anti-Semites

The Romanian group for Monitoring and Fighting Anti-Semitism condemned the vandalism against the "memory of Elie Wiesel, the memory of the Holocaust victims and the souls of the Holocaust survivors."

Netanyahu Welcomes PM Orban to Jerusalem: ‘Hungary Has Led the Charge Many Times for...

Netanyahu to Orban: "You have stood up for Israel time and time again in international forums. It is deeply appreciated."

Slovakia Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

Slovakia will be joining the Czech Republic and Bulgaria as European Unions states who are breaking with EU policy on Jerusalem.

MyWay Airlines Begins Direct Flights From Tbilisi to Tel Aviv

The airline is a subsidiary of the China-based Hooling Group established in 1988.

For the First Time Since Hannah Szenes IDF Paratroopers Jump in Eastern Europe

The IDF paratroopers are participating in joint training with the 173rd Brigade of the European Command of the US Army.

A First: IDF Participating in NATO Eastern European Exercises

Nineteen countries participate in the maneuvers, with about 18,000 soldiers spread around Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

Czech Republic Reopens Its Honorary Consulate in Jerusalem

Dan Propper, a 78-year-old Israeli Czech businessman, was named honorary consul.

Czech FM Blames Hamas for Gaza Border Deaths

"I do not think that there is a causal link between the transfer of the U.S. Embassy... to Jerusalem and the events in Gaza."

Romania Buys Rights from Israel to Produce Iron Dome

In a deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars, Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will provide the Romanian Romaero company with licensing and training to produce their own air-defense systems.

Tourism Ministry Announces More Direct Flights From Romania to Tel Aviv

Sibiu will be the sixth city in Romania to operate a direct route with Israel.

Czech Republic Opening Consulate in Jerusalem, Moving Embassy ‘Later’

Both the new Czech Consulate and Czech Cultural Center are to be located on the “western” side of Jerusalem.

Palestinian Authority Demands Romania Keep Its Embassy Out of Jerusalem

The United States plans to officially transfer its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and open temporary facilities on the secular date of Israel’s declaration of independence, May 14.

Israelis Injured in Romania Bus Crash

Israel’s Foreign Ministry worked together with authorities in Bucharest to coordinate rescue efforts.

Croatia to Buy Used F-16s from Israel Air Force

The decision to buy the Israeli planes was allegedly pushed by Croatian Defense Minister Damir Krstičević. Israel also offered to cooperate on drone development.

An ‘End to Anti-Semitism’ in Vienna

“People marching in the streets of European capitals shouting ‘Death to the Jews’ has led to the actual death of Jews, and will continue if Europe does not react.”

100 European Jewish Boys & Girls Celebrate Bar, Bat Mitzvahs at Western Wall

The celebrants were accompanied by rabbis from their respective Jewish communities and a native speaker of their language was attached to each group.

Bayit Yehudi MK Demands Israel Expel Polish Diplomats

“It’s a dramatic step but it embodies a clear message that we are not willing to accept the distortion of history ."

Yad Vashem Response to Ratification of Poland’s ‘Holocaust’ Law

We are concerned that this law will have repercussions in the areas of Holocaust research, education and remembrance.

Poland Cancels Bennett’s Planned Visit, Bennett Says ‘I’m Honored’

“The past cannot be rewritten,” he said. “The future will be written together.”

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