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News and updates about Czech Republic

Czech PM: Embassy to be moved to Jerusalem in coming months

Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala announces that he intends to fast-track the move of his country's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Czech PM: Embassy to be moved to Jerusalem in coming months

Czech Amb:

'World hasn't learned lessons of Holocaust'

Czech Ambassador to Israel Veronika Kuchynova Smigolova condemns rush to blame Israel for war started by Hamas, says 'eruption' of global antisemitism shocked her.

'World hasn't learned lessons of Holocaust'

Czech Defense Minister:

'Our country should leave UN over response to Hamas'

Czech Defense Minister Jana Černochová reacts to UNGA resolution passed overwhelmingly calling for ceasefire without mentioning Hamas.

'Our country should leave UN over response to Hamas'

Czech President to Min. Cohen:

'We will promote sanctions on Iran'

President of Czech Republic promises to act to impose sanctions at the IAEA's next board meeting.

'We will promote sanctions on Iran'

Czech museums return Nazi looted art to heirs of Jewish owner

Descendants of Czech Jewish industrialist receive 14 works of art from 18th and 19th centuries with help from New York state agency.

Czech museums return Nazi looted art to heirs of Jewish owner

Broken Jewish headstones made into Czech memorial

New monument pays respect to headstones stolen from Jewish cemeteries during communist era.

Broken Jewish headstones made into Czech memorial

Czech President:

Czech Republic fully supports Israel against int. community'

President Herzog welcomed at Prague Castle

Czech Republic fully supports Israel against int. community'

President Herzog will visit the Czech Republic

President Isaac Herzog and First Lady Michal Herzog will visit the Czech Republic, at the invitation of Czech President Miloš Zeman

President Herzog will visit the Czech Republic

Czech Jewish community facing increasing antisemitism

New survey finds major increase in online antisemitism and emerging threat from right wing extremists in the Czech Republic.

Czech Jewish community facing increasing antisemitism

Czech Republic to replace Russia on UN Human Rights Council

Russia was suspended from the UNHCR last month over its invasion of Ukraine.

Czech Republic to replace Russia on UN Human Rights Council

WJC calls for permanent EU Working Group to Combat Antisemitism

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder calls on Czech gov. to take step upon assuming presidency of the EU Council.

WJC calls for permanent EU Working Group to Combat Antisemitism

Historic Czech synagogue reopens after three-year renovation

Great Synagogue of Pilsen, one of the largest in the world, restored after over a decade of lobbying by local Jewish community.

Historic Czech synagogue reopens after three-year renovation

Czech President admitted to hospital with COVID-19

Czech President Milos Zeman was discharged just hours earlier following more than a month's treatment for an unspecified illness.

Czech President admitted to hospital with COVID-19

Pandora's Papers: Putin fathered out-of-wedlock child

The massive leak of financial documents alleges that Jordan's King Abdullah II invested over $100 mil. of aid money into luxury homes.

Pandora's Papers: Putin fathered out-of-wedlock child

Czech, Slovak, parliaments initiate recognition of Jerusalem Day

Parliamentary Israel Allies Caucuses in Czech and Slovak Republics hold inaugural Jerusalem Day celebration.

Czech, Slovak, parliaments initiate recognition of Jerusalem Day

PA, Arab League denounce Czech Republic over Jerusalem office

Palestinian Authority and Arab League say Czech Republic’s opening of diplomatic office in Jerusalem violates international law.

PA, Arab League denounce Czech Republic over Jerusalem office

Czech Prime Minister opens new diplomatic office in Jerusalem

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, Foreign Minister Ashkenazi attend ribbon-cutting for 2nd European diplomatic office in Jerusalem.

Czech Prime Minister opens new diplomatic office in Jerusalem

Czech Republic to open diplomatic mission in Jerusalem

Czech ambassador to Israel says decision to open diplomatic office in Jerusalem fulfills 2-year-old promise by President Milos Zeman.

Czech Republic to open diplomatic mission in Jerusalem

Czech Republic launches 46th Parliamentary Israel Allies Caucus

46th Israel Allies Caucus formed in Czech Republic - 'Convinced that our relationship towards Israel has deep spiritual roots.'

Czech Republic launches 46th Parliamentary Israel Allies Caucus

Israeli delegation heads to Czech Republic to provide COVID aid

Delegation will include doctors from several hospitals & MDA paramedics.

Israeli delegation heads to Czech Republic to provide COVID aid

Six dead in hospital shooting in Czech Republic

Gunman opens fire in hospital waiting room in Czech Republic, killing at least six. Shooter dead dead in apparent suicide.

Six dead in hospital shooting in Czech Republic

Czech parliament condemns anti-Israel boycotts

Czech parliament condemns BDS and anti-Semitism.

Czech parliament condemns anti-Israel boycotts

Jewish cemetery vandalized in Czech Republic

One headstone smashed, obscene drawing etched on several others at Jewish cemetery in Osoblaha.

Jewish cemetery vandalized in Czech Republic

Report: Anti-Semitism on the rise in Czech Republic

Report released by Czech Jewish community finds anti-Semitic incidents increased in the country last year.

Report: Anti-Semitism on the rise in Czech Republic

Czech policy towards Israel – sympathy without a drop of hypocrisy

Czech policy towards Israel – sympathy without a drop of hypocrisy

Czech President congratulates Netanyahu

Czech President congratulates Netanyahu over elections victory, expresses hope Czech embassy will move to Jerusalem.

Czech President congratulates Netanyahu

PM Netanyahu Meets PM of Czech Republic Babiš

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis makes first-ever visit to Israel.

PM Netanyahu Meets PM of Czech Republic Babiš

Czech Parliament recognizes int'l definition of anti-Semitism

Lower house of Czech Parliament recognizes International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism.

Czech Parliament recognizes int'l definition of anti-Semitism

Bill taxing restitution money would cost Czech Jews $2 million

Bill passed by Czech Lower House proposes taxing compensation to Jews, churches whose property was seized by Nazis, Communists.

Bill taxing restitution money would cost Czech Jews $2 million

Arab Parliament urges Czech Republic not to move its embassy

Speaker of Arab Parliament calls on Czech Republic "not to prejudice the historical and legal status of the occupied city of Jerusalem."

Arab Parliament urges Czech Republic not to move its embassy

Netanyahu to Czech President: 'Next Year in Jerusalem'

President of Czech Republic Miloš Zaman and wife Ivana Zabrova lunch at Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem.

Netanyahu to Czech President: 'Next Year in Jerusalem'

Czech President raises 2 glasses 'to life'

President Rivlin and his wife hold dinner in honor of Czech president and his wife.

Czech President raises 2 glasses 'to life'

'Time has come for European countries to recognize Jerusalem'

Czech President receives 'Shield of Jerusalem' award. Minsiter calls on Europe to follow Czech Republic's example.

'Time has come for European countries to recognize Jerusalem'

Czech President visits Knesset

Czech President Milos Zeman addresses Knesset as Czech Republic opens 'Czech House' in first step towards opening Jerusalem embassy.

Czech President visits Knesset

Czech president wants to move embassy to Jerusalem

Milos Zeman says that he will make every effort to move the nation's embassy to the capital.

Czech president wants to move embassy to Jerusalem

Anti-Semitic performance at Czech city festival

Jews portrayed as money-grubbing in skit organized by Czech municipality.

Anti-Semitic performance at Czech city festival

Czech PM: Muslim immigrants 'threat to European civilization'

Czech Republic Prime Minister Andrej Babišslams EU policy allowing millions of immigrants from Muslim countries into Europe.

Czech PM: Muslim immigrants 'threat to European civilization'

Prague 1968-2018: Europe betrays its allies

Prague 1968-2018: Europe betrays its allies

Netanyahu pushing for more embassies in Jerusalem

Prime Minister working to convince Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary to move their embassies to Jerusalem.

Netanyahu pushing for more embassies in Jerusalem

Czech Republic reopens honorary consulate in Jerusalem

Czech Republic reopens honorary consulate in Jerusalem, names new honorary consul.

Czech Republic reopens honorary consulate in Jerusalem

Czech FM: Hamas fully responsible for deaths of Gazans

Czech Foreign Minister Martin Stropnický blasts Hamas, says it is solely responsible for Arab deaths during Gaza border protests.

Czech FM: Hamas fully responsible for deaths of Gazans

PA recalls envoys to 4 European nations

PA representatives to Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Austria recalled after their ambassadors attend reception for new US embassy.

PA recalls envoys to 4 European nations

Eastern Europe blocks EU rant over US embassy move

Three EU countries block statement slamming US over upcoming Embassy move.

Eastern Europe blocks EU rant over US embassy move

Czech Republic to reopen honorary consulate in Jerusalem

Czech Republic announces honorary consulate will reopen in May.

Czech Republic to reopen honorary consulate in Jerusalem

Netanyahu thanks Czech President

PM Netanyahu welcomes announcement that Czech Republic will relocate its embassy to Jerusalem, hopes decision will be implemented quickly.

Netanyahu thanks Czech President

Czech president announces embassy move to Jerusalem

Czech Republic President Miloš Zeman says Czech embassy will be moved to Jerusalem in 3 steps, beginning with opening of consulate.

Czech president announces embassy move to Jerusalem

Czech embassy to move to Jerusalem? 'Hoping for good news'

Deputy Foreign Minister actively working for Czech embassy move. 'To do historic justice for the 3,000-year capital of the Jewish people.'

Czech embassy to move to Jerusalem? 'Hoping for good news'

Czech Republic considering moving embassy to J'lem

Spokeswoman confirms Czech Republic is considering moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to J'lem, but still taking EU position into account.

Czech Republic considering moving embassy to J'lem

Czech President wants embassy move to Jerusalem expedited

President: 'Top priority.' Foreign Ministry: 'Objects to moving the embassy at this time.'

Czech President wants embassy move to Jerusalem expedited

Czech President blasts EU over Jerusalem stance

Czech President brands EU states as "cowards" in their response to Trump's recognition of Jerusalem.

Czech President blasts EU over Jerusalem stance

Czech PM rules out moving embassy to Jerusalem

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis rules out the idea that the country would follow Trump's example as Czech President had suggested.

Czech PM rules out moving embassy to Jerusalem

Czech President hints: We could move embassy to Jerusalem

Czech President Milos Zeman says his country could follow the United States and move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Czech President hints: We could move embassy to Jerusalem

Czech Republic follows Trump, recognizes Jerusalem

Czech Republic announces it recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.

Czech Republic follows Trump, recognizes Jerusalem

Prime Minister punishes Hotovely, nixes her Czech trip

Trip to Czech Republic by Deputy Foreign Minister reportedly was scrapped a week after her comments on US Jewry.

Prime Minister punishes Hotovely, nixes her Czech trip

Three EU countries say 'no' to Muslims

EU mulling legal cases against Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic over their refusal to take in Muslim asylum-seekers.

Three EU countries say 'no' to Muslims

Children saved by ‘British Schindler’ dedicate Prague memorial

Group of children saved from the Nazis by Sir Nicholas Winton unveil monument to their parents.

Children saved by ‘British Schindler’ dedicate Prague memorial

Netanyahu thanks Czech parliament for Jerusalem resolution

PM commends Czech resolution calling for recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, sanctions against UNESCO.

Netanyahu thanks Czech parliament for Jerusalem resolution

Czech parliament asks government to recognize Jerusalem

The lower chamber of the Czech parliament calls on government to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, stop funding 'anti-Israel' UNESCO

Czech parliament asks government to recognize Jerusalem

Company: Auschwitz-themed game aimed at raising awareness

Entertainment company in the Czech Republic defends its Auschwitz-themed game from critics who said it was disrespectful.

Company: Auschwitz-themed game aimed at raising awareness

Czech parliament condemns UNESCO

The Czech parliament voted overwhelmingly to condemn UNESCO for denying the links betwen Jerusalem and the Jewish and Christian religions.

Czech parliament condemns UNESCO