Netanyahu meets Lithuanian Jewish leaders at Choral Synagogue

Jews still threatened with annihilation, Netanyahu tells Vilnius congregation, but Jews 'are no longer helpless'.JTA, 8/27/2018, 8:37 AM

Watch: Netanyahu visits grave of Vilna Gaon

Israeli Prime Minister tours Jewish sites in Vilnius, once known as the 'Jerusalem of Lithuania'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2018, 9:32 PM

Nazi-hunter: How could PM praise Lithuania?-

Zuroff: 'Only in Eastern Europe collaboration with Nazis included active participation in systematic mass murder.'Hezki Baruch, 8/26/2018, 5:06 PM

Nazi hunter slams PM Netanyahu's praise of Lithuania

Dr. Efraim Zuroff says PM Netanyahu's comments show 'total moral failure,' says he 'obviously learned nothing' from Holocaust bill 'fiasco.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/25/2018, 11:25 PM

Netanyahu: Lithuania is part of my family history

'My great-grandfather came from Lithuania.' Netanyahu meets Lithuanian president during Baltic trip, says visit has special meaning for him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/24/2018, 1:31 PM

Lithuania offers to broker talks between Israel and EU

Prime Minister of Lithuania offers to initiate dialogue between European Union and Israel in pursuit of 'compromise on int'l issues'.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/24/2018, 11:54 AM

Netanyahu to Lithuanian PM: Thank you for your courage

Netanyahu meets Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, thanks him for taking a stand of "clarity, truth and courage" at the EU.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/24/2018, 2:36 AM

Netanyahu to be first PM to visit Lithuania

PM Netanyahu to make historic visit to Lithuania tomorrow as part of rowing ties with eastern European nations.AFP, 8/22/2018, 7:53 PM

‘War hero’ taught his soldiers how to kill Jews efficiently

Lithuanian national hero was ‘enthusiastic’ Jew killer, local Jews say.JTA, 8/3/2018, 2:22 PM

Remains of 400-year-old Lithuanian synagogue found

Archaeologists find remains of Great Synagogue of Vilnius. built in 17th century and destroyed during Nazi, Soviet periods.AFP, 7/26/2018, 4:40 PM

Dutch King, Lithuanian president honor unsung Holocaust hero

Multi-media monument honors Jan Zwartendijk, who saved 2,500 Jews. 'Both the Netherlands and Lithuania are proud of him.'AFP, 6/17/2018, 12:17 AM

Remembering the lost Jewish communities of Eastern Europe

Lithuania unveils the Lost Shtetl Museum, dedicated to the small Jewish communities wiped out during the Holocaust.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/15/2018, 8:15 AM

Event recalling Nazi massacre leaves out mention of Jews

Army dress-up ‘feast’ planned at Lithuanian WWII killing site for Jews.JTA, 5/10/2018, 2:11 PM

Lithuanian bill would ban books critical of the country

Bill drafted following publication of book critical of Lithuania during Holocaust weighed after Poland adopts Holocaust censorship law.JTA, 4/3/2018, 2:20 PM

Lithuanian court nullifies Jewish community elections

Court voids local Jewish community’s April internal elections, declaring that communal leaders have no authority to continue their rule.JTA, 12/28/2017, 10:49 AM

Lithuanian publisher recalls books by Holocaust writer

Books of bestselling author who broke taboos on Lithuanian complicity with Nazis recalled over comments on nationalist who murdered Jews.JTA, 10/30/2017, 6:10 PM

Promoting solution for Lithuanian Jewish property restitution

Deputy FM Tzipi Hotovely meets with Lithuanian FM today, discuss relations between countries and political issues.Mordechai Sones, 9/4/2017, 4:31 PM

Israel, Lithuania, to work together on security

PM Netanyahu, Lithuanian foreign minister, speak about expanding cooperation in all areas, especially security.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/4/2017, 2:53 PM

Lithuanian troops train on top of 5,000 Jews' remains

Lithuanian soldiers hold military drill at former concentration camp - where 5,000 Jews murdered by the Nazis are buried.JTA, 8/31/2017, 2:45 PM

Anti-Semitic nightmare in Lithuania

Israeli student goes to a bar for a relaxing evening in Vilna, but leaves covered in blood after being attacked by an Egyptian youth.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/31/2017, 7:51 AM

Vilna: 17th century ritual baths found near Great Synagogue

After being destroyed in the Holocaust, two pre-war mikvaot are discovered in Vilna.Chana Roberts, 8/17/2017, 10:34 AM

Lithuania: Take a stick and beat the Jew-thing

Lithuanian city holds end-of-winter festival, sends anti-Semitic invitations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/8/2017, 2:00 PM

Lithuania reconsiders plans to build atop former Jewish cemetery

Lithuania’s government reportedly reconsidering plans to build convention center atop former Jewish cemetery in Vilnius.JTA, 2/22/2017, 2:30 AM

Lithuanian TV apologizes over Nazi salute

Lithuania's public television apologizes over live show in which an actress made Nazi gestures.Ben Ariel, 1/12/2017, 3:39 AM

Lithuanian game show taken off the air over Nazi salute

Contestant on Lithuanian game show makes Nazi salute and yells "Jew" in response to question, leading to show being taken off-air.JTA, 1/10/2017, 10:23 PM

Lithuania closes 'Guess the Melody' program after Nazi salute

Lithuania closed 'Guess the Melody' TV program due to the Nazi saluteArutz Sheva Staff, 1/8/2017, 10:16 AM

The stones of Moletai: A lesson on the Shoah in Lithuania

The bitter truth exposed: the annihilation of Lithuanian Jewry was committed largely and enthusiastically by the local police, known as white-band Lithuanian police, under the supervision and command of the Nazis. A memorial march Dr. Inna Rogatchi, 9/14/2016, 11:59 PM

Lithuanian towns mark Holocaust massacres of Jews

Lithuanian president leads ceremony marking 1941 slaughter of Jewish community.JTA, 8/30/2016, 5:22 PM

Lithuanian city defends recreational events at former Nazi camp

City of Kaunas in Lithuania defends the operator of a former concentration camp where recreational events are held.JTA, 8/10/2016, 5:10 AM

'Lithuania - One big mass murder site'

ILTV speaks with Holocaust expert Efraim Zuroff, who has co-authored a book on the mass murder of Jews in Lithuanian during World War IIILTV, 8/4/2016, 9:53 AM

This Lithuanian concentration camp is now a wedding venue

Seventh Fort in Vilnius is actually a former concentration camp.Cnaan Liphshiz, 7/25/2016, 12:58 AM

Smuggled out of ghetto, photos turn out to be famous US family

Photos from Lithuanian ghetto turn out to be family of America's most prominent Yiddish scholars.Uriel Heilman, 5/3/2016, 10:34 PM

Lithuanian Holocaust monument vandalized

Holocaust memorial monument desecrated, smashed on anniversary of Adolf Hitler's birthday, in apparent neo-Nazi attack.JTA, 5/3/2016, 5:14 PM

Exclusive interview: 'Journey with an Enemy' on the Lithuanian Shoah

Manfred Gerstenfeld interviews Ruta Vanagaite on her new book, My people; Journey with an enemy: "Older people have apparently found the book quite offensive; it is incredibly painful for them to face their past." Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 2/21/2016, 3:01 PM

Criminal ring defrauded elderly immigrants in Israel

Israeli police uncover international fraud scam aimed at immigrants from former Soviet countries living in Israel.Ido Ben Porat, 1/19/2016, 2:08 PM

Watch: Hungary’s northern front

Arutz Sheva visits with the Hungarian Air Force mission in Lithuania.Yissachar Ruas, 12/4/2015, 4:45 AM

The Great Synagogue of Vilna Has Been Found

Remains of majestic monument of Lithuanian Jewry destroyed by the Nazis has been found underground, excavation is next.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/29/2015, 10:42 AM

Lithuanian Power Station Built out of Jewish Gravestones

Archaeologists find Jewish gravestones used to build Lithuanian power station.Matt Wanderman, 5/19/2015, 7:55 PM

The Baltic Air Mission

Arutz Sheva takes you on a visual tour of the Sialuai Air Base, which belongs to the Lithuanian Air Force.Yissachar Ruas, 2/24/2015, 3:43 AM

After Russia Ban on EU, Lithuania Turns to Kosher Meat Market

Hard hit by Russia ban on EU produce, Lithuania authorizes kosher and halal ritual slaughter amid general European push against kashrut.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/23/2014, 7:29 PM

Lithuania Calls on Israel to 'Stop Settlement Expansion'

Lithuanian President says that the European Union "does not recognize settlements as part of Israel."Elad Benari, 10/22/2013, 2:15 AM

Lithuania Trying to Cash in On Poland's Kosher Slaughter Ban

Lithuania takes a step towards legalizing the ritual slaughter of livestock for food after neighboring Poland imposed a ban.Elad Benari, 10/16/2013, 5:44 AM

Lithuania Marks 70 Years Since Nazis Wiped Out Vilnius Ghetto

Lithuanian President mourns the destruction of a community which was once a cornerstone of European Jewry.Arutz Sheva, 9/23/2013, 4:42 PM

Peres in Lithuania Highlights Reasons for Strong Ties to Israel

President Shimon Peres has been explaining the reasons for strengthening Lithuanian ties with Israel, and why the EU ban on Yesha is wrong.Chana Ya'ar, 8/1/2013, 2:54 PM

Latvia’s President Avoiding Holocaust Memorial with Pres. Peres

Latvian President Andris Berzins is avoiding participating in a Holocaust memorial with Pres. Shimon Peres during his visit to LatviaChana Ya'ar, 7/22/2013, 6:14 PM

'Jews Out' at Nazi Site in Lithuania

Lithuanian police probe anti-Semitic slogans scrawled near the site of a former Nazi labor camp., 4/23/2013, 9:03 PM

Lack of Support Leaves Lithuanian Synagogues in State of Ruin

Lithuania's synagogues, the vestiges of Jewish presence wiped out in Holocaust, are falling to ruin from lack of funding and support. Arutz Sheva staff, 4/8/2013, 12:07 PM

SWC to Lithuania: Ban 'Fascist Ideology' Marches

Simon Wiesenthal Center calls on Lithuanian authorities to ban neo-Nazi marches that mark Lithuanian Independence Day. Arutz Sheva staff, 2/19/2013, 10:05 PM

Families of Lithuanian Holocaust Victims to Receive Compensation

Lithuanian Jews who survived the Nazi Holocaust and Soviet terror during World War II will receive symbolic compensation next yearDavid Lev, 12/6/2012, 3:43 AM

Lithuanian Fan Performs Nazi Salute During Olympic Games

A Lithuanian basketball fan goaded two African American Olympic stewards with his arm raised in what appeared to be a Nazi salute. Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/31/2012, 10:53 AM

Reburial of Nazi Collaborator Infuriates Jewish Community

Jewish groups condemned the Lithuanian government for financing the reburial of an alleged Nazi collaborator.Rachel Hirshfeld , 5/20/2012, 10:53 AM

Lithuanian Reparations Provoke Debate

Lithuanian government passed a law compensating Jews for property confiscated during World War II, amounting to $52 million dollars. Rachel Hirshfeld, 4/5/2012, 5:50 PM

Chabad-Lubavitch Slams Silence of Lithuanian Jews

The Chabad-Lubavitch movement has issued a rare condemnation for the silence of Jewish leadership in the face of media anti-Semitism. Hana Levi Julian, 1/5/2012, 2:34 PM

Lithuania Demands Survivors Retract Explicit Holocaust Report

Interview: 13 years after it was issued, Lithuania demands that Israeli survivor group "ethnically cleanse' report naming murderers of Jews.David Lev, 9/11/2011, 6:44 PM

Site of Lithuanian 'Holy Ark' Found

The site of the Holy Ark of the Great Synagogue of the “Jerusalem of Lithuania” has been found in excavations.IsraelNN staff, 7/18/2011, 2:15 AM

Dr.Efraim Zuroff, Nazi Hunter: Lithuania Has Not Changed

Dr. Zuroff's scathing answer to Rabbi Y. Rosenson, who claimed in an INN interview that Lithuania is facing up to its murderous Holocaust past.Dr. Efraim Zuroff, 12/27/2010, 8:42 AM

Swastika: Symbol of the Sun, Not Nazi Terror?

A Lithuanian court has ruled that the swastika is a historic symbol of the sun, not a sign of Nazi terror.Hana Levi Julian, 5/23/2010, 7:34 PM