Romanian Parliament Declares Israel’s Independence Day a National Holiday

“It is often said that true friendship is shown in the most difficult of times. More than ever now is the time for such a symbol."

Czech Defense Minister Urges Withdrawal from UN Over Pro-Hamas Resolution

The prime minister said the Czech Republic would stand by its convictions and try to win over others by the strength of its arguments, rather than leave the United Nations altogether.

Viktor Orban Moving Hungary’s Embassy to Jerusalem Next Month

Hungary has been talking for a while about the idea of moving their embassy to Jerusalem.

Albania’s Besa Museum Celebrates Albanians Who Rescued Jews in WWII

Albania is the only country in Europe that had more Jews after World War II than before the war.

Moldova Warns Moscow Plotting to Destabilize Country; US Warns Citizens to Leave Russia ‘Immediately’

In addition, Moldova closed its airspace Tuesday without giving any immediate explanation, according to Air Moldova.

Report: Holocaust Education Expanding in Africa, Arab Countries, and Where It Really Counts –...

The Report includes an extensive discussion about Cyprus, presenting it as a model to be emulated.

WJRO Applauds Lithuania’s Holocaust Era Property Restitution Law

The World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) on Thursday applauded the passage of legislation by the Lithuanian Parliament addressing restitution claims of Holocaust victims. The...

Israel’s Elbit Systems Signs $410 Million Romanian Drone Contract

The Israeli defense electronics company announced Wednesday that it had been awarded the lucrative contract to supply Romania with up to seven Watchkeeper X tactical unmanned aircraft systems.

Hungary Mulling Iron Dome Buy, Already Has the ELTA Radar Part

In today’s pre-big-war Europe it’s always better safe than sorry.

Herzog Meets Latvian Counterpart, Hails Three Decades of Bilateral Ties

“Israel places great importance on continuing to enhance and deepen our bilateral relations with Latvia as well as all three Baltic states,” says the Israeli president.

Defense Minister Gantz Bids Farewell to Azerbaijani Counterpart

The Azerbaijani parliament approved an historic motion on Friday to open an embassy in the State of Israel – the first Muslim Shi’ite majority nation to do so.

WJRO Reports on Thousands of Cultural Objects Looted By Croatia during Holocaust

“This report is being released just weeks before the international Terezin Declaration Conference on Holocaust-era assets."

Israel Recognizes 6 Slovaks as ‘Righteous Among the Nations’

The Israeli Embassy there held a ceremony honoring Slovakian Righteous Among the Nations. It awarded six coins and certificates to six families who risked their lives saving persecuted Jews during the Holocaust.

Romania, Israel Ink Agreement for Compensation to Holocaust Survivors

During World War II, between 280,000 and 380,000 Jews were murdered by the Nazis and their Romanian collaborators, according to the Romanian government.

Moldova Eyes Attacks on Breakaway Transnistria

Transnistria is strategically located along Moldova’s northeastern border.

2 Yamina MKs Play Hooky in Moldova, Away from Bennett’s Watchful Eye

Bennett didn’t explain how he plans to fix the coalition gaps with at least 2 MKs from his faction having gone AWOL. Should be very educational.

Orbán’s Election Victory Highlights Shift Among Hungarian Jews

The Jewish community of 100,000 or so has been divided on the prime minister largely across religious-political lines, even though they agree that anti-Semitism has not really been an issue.

IDF to End Holocaust Delegations to Poland, Chooses Lithuania Instead

The move has stunned many inside and outside the IDF, both due to the unilateral nature of the decision and due to the choice of alternative destination.

Relatives of Lithuanians Killed in 1991 Soviet Crackdown Sue Gorbachev over War Crimes

So far, the Putin administration has refused Lithuania's request to question Gorbachev regarding his role in the events of January 13, 1991.

Romanian Parliament Votes to Make Jewish & Holocaust Studies Mandatory

The Ellie Wiesel Institute reported 27 anti-Semitic in Romania in 2020 alone.

Czech President Milos Zeman ‘Unable to Carry Out Duties, Prognosis Uncertain’

The newly elected speaker of the lower house will name the new prime minister after the first meeting of the new house on Nov. 8 if Zeman is incapacitated.

Czech Republic Inks $627M Deal for Rafael Surface-to-Air Missile Systems

The new system is intended to replace the country’s outdated Soviet-designed 2K12 Kub surface-to-air missile systems.

Pope Laments Anti-Semitism in Meeting with Slovakia’s Jews

“In a frenzy of hatred, during the Second World War more than a hundred thousand Slovak Jews were killed."

On Eve of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Catholic Journalist Atones for the Sins...

"Jonas Noreika received the Cross of the Vytis, the highest honor a Lithuanian could receive posthumously."

Remains of Vilna’s Great Synagogue Torah Ark Excavated after Nazi Destruction

A few years ago, Dr. Jon Seligman's visit to Vilna as part of a roots trip sparked the idea of digging up what was left of the compound and the synagogue.

Trifecta: Convicted Terrorist Builds Illegal Structures in Gush Etzion with EU Money

The European Union's funding of illegal Arab construction in Area C of Judea and Samaria is a path to establishing a de facto Palestinian state.

Israeli-German Team Unveils Some Countries’ Under-Reported Corona Deaths

“Our results present a comprehensive picture of the impact of COVID-19.”

Azerbaijan Decides to Open Tourism, Trade Offices in Israel

"I believe these are important steps towards the opening of an Embassy of Azerbaijan in Israel."

Jews Lose: Unanimous US Supreme Court Sides with Germany on Nazi-Looted Art

Chief Justice Roberts warned that a broad reading of the exception in the law could invite lawsuits against the United States in foreign courts.

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