Hundreds march with Nazi SS veterans in Latvia

Hundreds march with Nazi SS veterans in Latvia

Latvians march in remembrance of soldiers who fell in the service of the Nazi SS, claiming Latvian soldiers took no part in atrocities.JTA, 3/16/2018, 1:42 PM
Youths smash dozens of headstones in Serbian Jewish cemetery

Youths smash dozens of headstones in Serbian Jewish cemetery

Serbian youth jump fence, smash headstones, in Jewish cemetery.JTA, 12/23/2017, 6:31 PM
Latvian president admits local complicity in Nazi atrocities

Latvian president admits local complicity in Nazi atrocities

Latvian president Raimonds Vejonis attended a memorial ceremony at a Holocaust mass murder site near Riga and admitted local complicity.Yoel Domb, 12/1/2016, 12:41 PM
Killer beaver takes man hostage in Latvia

Killer beaver takes man hostage in Latvia

The unusual ordeal of a local man bitten into submission by a hostile rodent, and rescue workers who thought he was totally pranking them.Ari Yashar, 4/27/2016, 9:54 AM
Latvian Nazi Compatriots March in Riga

Latvian Nazi Compatriots March in Riga

Wiesenthal Center decries 'distortion of history' at march of Latvian veterans, noting many 'participated in the mass murder of Jews.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/16/2015, 3:15 PM
Latvian Nazi Musical Stirs Jewish Outrage

Latvian Nazi Musical Stirs Jewish Outrage

The Jewish community of Latvia has come out in protest of the musical 'glorifying' Nazi Herbert Cukurs, known as the 'Butcher of Riga'.Cynthia Blank, 10/31/2014, 12:37 PM
Israel Condemns Latvia's 'Butcher of Riga' Musical

Israel Condemns Latvia's 'Butcher of Riga' Musical

Herberts Cukurs took part in Nazi atrocities against Latvia's Jews - now the country is turning a 'heinous criminal to cultural hero.'Ari Yashar, 10/23/2014, 6:44 PM
Latvian Nursery School: We're Free of Jews

Latvian Nursery School: We're Free of Jews

A nursery school in Latvia owned by anti-Semitic politician posted a sign stating it was “Judenfrei” (free of Jews).Elad Benari, 5/12/2014, 1:15 AM
Latvians Who Fought with Nazis Hold Annual March

Latvians Who Fought with Nazis Hold Annual March

Latvians who fought on the Nazi side against the Soviets stage a march in Riga. Simon Wiesenthal Center director condemns the parade.Elad Benari and AFP, 3/17/2014, 5:13 AM
Latvian Minister Fired Over Pro-Nazi March

Latvian Minister Fired Over Pro-Nazi March

Latvia's environment minister fired for planning to take part in a march by veterans who sided with the Nazis in World War II.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/14/2014, 10:29 PM
Peres Tells EU to Step Out of Mideast Affairs

Peres Tells EU to Step Out of Mideast Affairs

President Peres politely suggested the EU step out of Mideastern affairs while talks are on between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.Chana Ya'ar, 7/29/2013, 3:53 PM
Latvia’s President Avoiding Holocaust Memorial

Latvia’s President Avoiding Holocaust Memorial

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
Latvia Opens Museum Dedicated to Jewish Painter

Latvia Opens Museum Dedicated to Jewish Painter

A museum dedicated to painter Mark Rothko opens in his Latvian hometown, a century after he left and found fame in the U.S.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/25/2013, 3:44 AM
Former MK Marina Solodkin has Died

Former MK Marina Solodkin has Died

Russian-Israeli politician and former MK for Likud and Kadima found dead in Latvia hotel.Gil Ronen, 3/16/2013, 11:22 PM
Clinton Urges Latvia to Resolve Jewish Restitution

Clinton Urges Latvia to Resolve Jewish Restitution

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges Latvia to resolve the restitution of pre-World War II Jewish property “quickly and fairly.” Chana Ya'ar, 6/28/2012, 9:23 PM
Latvian Minister Quits Over Holocaust Restitution

Latvian Minister Quits Over Holocaust Restitution

Latvian Justice Minister was forced to resign his position, following his controversial claims that Holocaust restitution policy is biasedRachel Hirshfeld, 6/25/2012, 7:11 AM
Nazi March Banned in Latvian Capital

Nazi March Banned in Latvian Capital

Latvian President: troops cannot be held responsible for murder of Jews during WWII; march banned to prevent "threats to public security."Rachel Hirshfeld, 3/7/2012, 10:47 PM
Center Harmony Vote Winner in Latvia

Center Harmony Vote Winner in Latvia

The party representing the Russian minority in Latvia was the major winner in a low turnout election but cannot form a government.Amiel Ungar, 9/20/2011, 9:05 AM
Lieberman in Latvia

Lieberman in Latvia

Foreign Minister, in Riga, has warm words for Latvia but says right-wing marches should not be tolerated.Gil Ronen, 7/4/2010, 10:40 PM
Latvians Mark Nazi Conquest

Latvians Mark Nazi Conquest

An official march was held in Latvia on Thursday commemorating the Nazi conquest of the country 69 years ago.Hillel Fendel , 7/4/2010, 4:20 PM