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The new system is intended to replace the country’s outdated Soviet-designed 2K12 Kub surface-to-air missile systems.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

Lithuanian MP Who Said Jews Shared Responsibility for Holocaust Quits Freedom Commission

Clearly, this faux pas has allowed us a glimpse into the mind of a modern-day Lithuanian anti-Semitic politician.

Albania Academy of Sciences Adopts IHRA’s Definition of Anti-Semitism

The Academy of Science will issue its own statement on the adoption of the IHRA working definition on January 26.

Albania to Host First-Ever Balkan Forum Against Anti-Semitism

The Albanian parliament last week unanimously endorsed the IHRA definition of Anti-Semitism, which includes attacks on Zionism.

Serbs: Israel Recognizing Kosovo Is Like Serbia Recognizing ‘Palestine’

The parallels to Israel's international troubles with the Palestinian Authority are glaring, naturally, and the Serbs, who consider themselves old friends of Israel and the Jews, feel betrayed by Israel.

Smotrich, Bennett’s Aide, Help Israeli Citizen Bring Home His Child on Flight from Virus-Plagued...

About half an hour prior to takeoff, the child's mother was told by the Belavia Belarusian Airlines officials that the boy would not be allowed to board.

Israel Thanks Czech Republic for ‘Important’ Anti-Boycott Resolution

The Czech Chamber of Deputies on Tuesday passed a resolution strongly condemning all manifestations of anti-Semitism, including against the State of Israel, and condemning any call for boycotting the Jewish state.

Excavation of Destroyed Great Synagogue of Vilna Reveals 18th Century Treasures

This year's excavation uncovered large sections of the bimah, which was originally two stories tall, and was built in the 18th century with a donation from the rich and well-connected Yesod (Yehudah Safra ve-Dayana).
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Russian Report Exposes Nazi Glorification in Baltic States, Ignores Decades of Soviet Brutality

"Inside the European Union there are states and territories where glorification of Nazi collaborators and the Nazis is part of the state agenda."

Romania ‘Remains Committed to Relocating Embassy to Jerusalem’

“I stand behind what I said in the past. There is no change in policy,” said Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă.

Bosnia and Herzegovina to Address Holocaust Restitution to Enter European Union

"This . . . is a powerful call for long-awaited legislation in Bosnia to provide justice for Holocaust survivors and their families, and to the Jewish community and other religious communities."

Netanyahu Congratulates Hungarian Prime Minister on Diplomatic Trade Rep in Jerusalem

"I have to commend you for taking on the effort, and your foreign minister, for confronting the lies that are put forward against Israel in places like the Human Rights Committee in EU forums and elsewhere."

Netanyahu Welcomes Czech Prime Minister on First Visit to Israel, Sees ‘Ample Room for...

The Czech Republic is seeking Israel's help in medical cannabis treatment, "which is very important. . . because you are also a leader in this field."

Netanyahu ‘Delighted’ by Slovakia’s Decision to Open Cultural & Innovation Center in Jerusalem

“It is my hope that this will be the first step towards opening a Slovak embassy in Jerusalem but we'll have time to talk about that."

Thousands of Far-Right Extremists, Neo-Nazis March Through Sofia, Bulgaria

Last week the World Jewish Congress warned about the rise of anti-Semitism, Nazi glorification and far-right extremism among young people in Europe.

Bulgarian Synagogue Targeted in Stoning Attack

“Jews in Bulgaria are proud members of society, and their security must be of utmost importance and concern."

Airbnb Delisting in Georgia Confirms Selective Bias Against Jews

Eugene Kontorovich: Airbnb has become "silent partners" with the Palestinian Authority's "judenrein policy."

European Union Funds Unprecedented Mapping Process of Jewish Cemeteries in Eastern Europe

Since its foundation in 2015, the ESJF has rescued and protected over 120 Jewish cemeteries in seven Central and Eastern European countries.

Slovenia Donates EUR 500K to Build Gaza Desalination Plant

The desalination plant is expected provide water to more than two million Gazans when construction is complete.

Historic Cemetery Renovated by ESJF in Buchach, Hometown of SY Agnon, Simon Wiesenthal, Sigmund...

"Through their preservation and fencing we were able to achieve what was almost like a last minute rescue."

Netanyahus, Czech President & Wife Lunch Together Prior to ‘Czech House’ Dedication

"We say 'Next year in Jerusalem'. So, next year we hope to see an embassy in Jerusalem, but next year in Prague, we have a G2G meeting."

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