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Kids' volleyball group named Cyklon B

Children's volleyball group in Czech Republic named Cyklon B after gas used in Holocaust.

Kids' volleyball group named Cyklon B

Czech Jews slam volleyball team named for poison used by Nazis

Czech Jews protest the naming of a children’s volleyball team Cyklon B, after the poison that Nazis used to kill Jews.

Czech Jews slam volleyball team named for poison used by Nazis

After 40 years: World's 3rd-largest synagogue returns to Jews

Ten years of efforts bear fruit on behalf of Czech synagogue-turned-museum in city of Pilsen.

After 40 years: World's 3rd-largest synagogue returns to Jews

Czech Republic keeps Jerusalem on the map

The Czech Republic decided not to carry out its previous decision to erase Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in school textbooks.

Czech Republic keeps Jerusalem on the map

New Czech atlases write Jerusalem out of Israel

After PA ambassador to Prague complained, Czech authorities ordered their atlases to mark Tel Aviv as Israel's capital.

New Czech atlases write Jerusalem out of Israel

US envoy's son has bar mitzvah at his ancestors' shul in Prague

U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic celebrates son’s bar mitzvah in synagogue that his ancestors attended before the Holocaust.

US envoy's son has bar mitzvah at his ancestors' shul in Prague

Czech tour bus owner removing Auschwitz design from vehicle

Owner of Czech tour bus that advertised Auschwitz as an emotion-packed holiday destination will remove the vehicle's controversial design.

Czech tour bus owner removing Auschwitz design from vehicle

Schindler's factory could be turned into Holocaust memorial

A factory in the Czech Republic once used by Oskar Schindler could be made into a Holocaust memorial after it was bought a Czech foundation.

Schindler's factory could be turned into Holocaust memorial

Satirical 'Auschwitz vacation' bus sparks controversy

Faux concentration camp bus advertisement draws criticism in Czech Republic.

Satirical 'Auschwitz vacation' bus sparks controversy

Czechs to boost security of 'threatened' Jewish institutions

Amid rising terror threat, Czech and Jewish community officials sign memorandum for added protection to Jewish sites.

Czechs to boost security of 'threatened' Jewish institutions

Rivlin: If Abbas is serious, I am ready to meet with him

During a meeting with Czech Foreign Minister, President Rivlin discussed a possible meeting to negotiate with the Palestinians.

Rivlin: If Abbas is serious, I am ready to meet with him

Israeli Tourist Killed in Skydiving Accident Near Prague

Israeli woman in her 30s confirmed dead by Foreign Ministry on Thursday; body to be flown back to Israel.

Israeli Tourist Killed in Skydiving Accident Near Prague

Netanyahu: Palestinians Setting a 'Perfect Trap' for Israel

The PA is deliberately refusing to negotiate in order to portray Israel as the aggressors, PM states in meeting with Czech Republic FM.

Netanyahu: Palestinians Setting a 'Perfect Trap' for Israel

Czech FM Urges Israel to Use Mideast Crisis to its Advantage

Czech FM intends to push two-state solution in talks with Netanyahu to encourage Israel to partner with other Arab countries.

Czech FM Urges Israel to Use Mideast Crisis to its Advantage

Anti-Semitism on the Rise in Czech Republich

New report by Prague's Jewish community finds significant increase of harassment and threats against Jews last year.

Anti-Semitism on the Rise in Czech Republich

Sick: Hitler Masks at Party Outside Prague's Jewish Quarter

Group of 25 Irish tourists cause a furor by putting on Hitler masks at pub party while harassing female waitresses and customers.

Sick: Hitler Masks at Party Outside Prague's Jewish Quarter

Suspect Arrested in Lethal Beating of Israeli in Berlin

Albanian nabbed in Czech Republic on suspicion of having brutally beaten to death Israeli tourist at a Berlin church.

Suspect Arrested in Lethal Beating of Israeli in Berlin

Shooting in Czech Republic Not a Terror Attack

Czech Interior Minister says the gunman who killed eight people in a restaurant wasn't a terrorist.

Shooting in Czech Republic Not a Terror Attack

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Eight Killed in Czech Restaurant Shooting

'Mentally ill' gunman commits suicide after rampage. Killer made chilling call to TV show prior to attack: 'I'll take care of them myself.'

Eight Killed in Czech Restaurant Shooting

Putin Won't Go to Auschwitz for 70th Anniversary of Liberation

Event commemorating 70 years since the Red Army liberated the death camp to conspicuously lack Putin, who allegedly wasn't invited.

Putin Won't Go to Auschwitz for 70th Anniversary of Liberation

Czech Politician: Walk Your Pet Pig Near a Mosque

In a Facebook posting, Tomio Okamura listed “specific instructions” about “how we can protect our democratic way of life."

Czech Politician: Walk Your Pet Pig Near a Mosque

Czech Jewish Community Opposes Putin Invite to Holocaust Event

Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic object to Putin attending Auschwitz liberation event over Ukraine.

Czech Jewish Community Opposes Putin Invite to Holocaust Event

Netanyahu Hits Back at 'Jewish State Law' Critics

'I don't know of a more vibrant democracy than Israel,' declares PM, following veiled US criticism and left-wing opposition.

Netanyahu Hits Back at 'Jewish State Law' Critics

'English Schindler' Gets Top Honor for Saving Jewish Children

Sir Nicholas Winton saved hundreds of children from Czechoslovakia, but kept quiet about his heroics for 50 years.

'English Schindler' Gets Top Honor for Saving Jewish Children

Czech Police: Explosion Which Killed PA Ambassador 'An Accident'

Police end investigation into Jamal al-Jamal's death in a mysterious explosion, say blast the result of explosives 'hidden in a book'.

Czech Police: Explosion Which Killed PA Ambassador 'An Accident'

Czech MP: Catholic Church was a Partner in Nazis War Crimes

Czech MP causes storm after accusing the Catholic Church of agreeing to massacre of Jews, helping Nazis escape justice.

Czech MP: Catholic Church was a Partner in Nazis War Crimes

'English Schindler' to Receive Czech Award at 105

British hero saved Jewish children from the Nazis, remained quiet over the lifesaving mission for 50 years.

'English Schindler' to Receive Czech Award at 105

Czech Court Rejects Jewish Family's Restitution Claim

Highest court in Czech Republic confirms the rejection of a restitution claim by family of a Jewish man who owned a snap button factory.

Czech Court Rejects Jewish Family's Restitution Claim

Politician Withdraws Candidacy Over Anti-Semitic Video

Czech politician and European Parliamentary candidate forced to withdraw from race over Nazi slurs, songs in YouTube video.

Politician Withdraws Candidacy Over Anti-Semitic Video

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PA's Czech Ambassador Killed By Explosives in Books

Investigation reveals PA ambassador killed January 1 in accident from 'Semtex' explosives, not from weapons safe.

PA's Czech Ambassador Killed By Explosives in Books

Palestinian Ambassador to Prague Not Killed by Exploding Safe

Contrary to previous theory, Czech police say blast which killed Jamal al-Jamal in January not the result of explosives rigged to his safe.

Palestinian Ambassador to Prague Not Killed by Exploding Safe

Nazi Past Overshadows Legacy of Porsche

Legacy of Nazi-collaborator and founder of Porsche cars a sore topic in his Czech hometown.

Nazi Past Overshadows Legacy of Porsche

Protest for Pollard - At Home and in the Czech Republic

Protests for Pollard heat up, at home and abroad.

Protest for Pollard - At Home and in the Czech Republic

Czech Police: Weapons in PA Embassy Were Decades Old

Czech police say that the weapons and explosives discovered at the PA Embassy in Prague date back to the Cold War.

Czech Police: Weapons in PA Embassy Were Decades Old

PA Apologizes to Czech Republic over Weapons

PA apologizes for illegal weapons in Prague residence. Weapons were revealed when PA ambassador died in explosion.

PA Apologizes to Czech Republic over Weapons

Despite EU Ban, Czech Ambassador Visits Ariel U.

First visit by an EU ambassador to Ariel University in Samaria comes despite EU's Horizon 2020 boycott of Ariel research.

Despite EU Ban, Czech Ambassador Visits Ariel U.

Prague Police Find 12 Weapons Inside PA Embassy

Investigators find 12 weapons inside the PA’s mission in Prague, as PA officials try to smooth relations over last week's explosion.

Prague Police Find 12 Weapons Inside PA Embassy

Czech Officials Want PA Embassy Moved Following Blast

The Prague district hosting the embassy of the Palestinian Authority wants it moved after the ambassador was killed in a "working accident."

Czech Officials Want PA Embassy Moved Following Blast

PA: Diplomat Killed in 'Work Accident,' Not a Terror Attack

Jamal al-Jamal, the Palestinian Authority ambassador to the Czech Republic, was not killed in a terror attack, the PA said Thursday.

PA: Diplomat Killed in 'Work Accident,' Not a Terror Attack

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Palestinian Authority Ambassador to Prague Killed in Explosion

PA envoy to Prague succumbs to injuries after explosion at his house; reports suggest 'mishandling of explosives', not attack.

Palestinian Authority Ambassador to Prague Killed in Explosion

Netanyahu: Iran Must Give Up its Nuclear Ambitions

An agreement with Iran should require it to completely give up its centrifuges, says PM during meeting with Czech President.

Netanyahu: Iran Must Give Up its Nuclear Ambitions

Son of Holocaust Survivor May be Next Czech President

62-year-old Jan Fischer, son of a Holocaust survivor and a Catholic mother, is leading in public opinion polls in the Czech Republic.

Son of Holocaust Survivor May be Next Czech President

Netanyahu to Czech PM: Thank You for Standing Up for Peace

Netanyahu thanks Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas for his country’s vote against the PA's unilateral statehood bid.

Netanyahu to Czech PM: Thank You for Standing Up for Peace

PA Says Israeli Housing Decision is 'End of Peace Process'

Former PA chief negotiator Saeb Erekat says the decision to build between Jerusalem and Maale Adumim means the “end of the peace process.”

PA Says Israeli Housing Decision is 'End of Peace Process'

Netanyahu Thanks Prague for 'Courageous' UN Support

PM arrived in the Czech Republic to thank Prague for its "courageous" support in the UN vote, despite PA success.

Netanyahu Thanks Prague for 'Courageous' UN Support

Most of Europe Voted in Favor of 'Palestine'

The Czech Republic was the only European country that voted against the recognition of “Palestine”.

Most of Europe Voted in Favor of 'Palestine'

Vandalism at Czech Jewish Cemetery

26 headstones broken at Jewish cemetery in the village of Prudice in southwestern Czech Republic.

Vandalism at Czech Jewish Cemetery

Netanyahu: Israel Has No Better Friend than the Czechs

PM Netanyahu leads delegation of ministers to Czech Republic, says the Czech Republic is Israel’s best friend in Europe.

Netanyahu: Israel Has No Better Friend than the Czechs

Czech FM: I Love Coming to Israel

Czech FM Karel Schwarzenberg believes that Israel and the Palestinian Authority can solve their own problems

Czech FM: I Love Coming to Israel