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News and updates about Slovakia

Slovak far-right party leader sentenced for Nazi symbolism

Slovak far-right party leader receives 6-month suspended sentence after previous 4-year sentence overturned by high court.

Slovak far-right party leader sentenced for Nazi symbolism

Slovakia condemns WWII deportation of Jews to death camps

Slovakia's parliament passes resolution condemning the mass deportation of Slovakian Jews to concentration camps during the Holocaust.

Slovakia condemns WWII deportation of Jews to death camps

Lapid prays at grave of Chatam Sofer

Foreign Minister visits grave of leading 19th century Jewish sage in Slovakia, extols rabbi's teachings on learning both Torah and science.

Lapid prays at grave of Chatam Sofer

Foreign Minister announces that Israel will comply with international sanctions on Russia

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid declares: 'Israel will not be a route to bypass sanctions on Russia'

Israel will comply with international sanctions on Russia

Slovakia enters lockdown amid record COVID cases

After Austria orders lockdown, Slovakia enters its own lockdown on vaccinated and unvaccinated alike as cases rise to record levels.

Slovakia enters lockdown amid record COVID cases

Jewish leaders welcome Slovakia's apology for WWII legislation

Conference of Presidents welcomes Slovakia’s apology for anti-Semitic World War II legislation.

Jewish leaders welcome Slovakia's apology for WWII legislation

Israel permits Slovakia to open cultural branch in Jerusalem

Deputy Foreign Minister gives Slovakian Ambassador letter of approval granting Slovakia permission to open a cultural branch in Jerusalem.

Israel permits Slovakia to open cultural branch in Jerusalem

Slovakia apologizes for anti-Semitic World War II legislation

Slovakia’s government apologizes for legislation that stripped Jews of their human and civil rights.

Slovakia apologizes for anti-Semitic World War II legislation

PA denounces Slovakia over cultural center in Jerusalem

PA says Slovakia's move is a violation of international law.

PA denounces Slovakia over cultural center in Jerusalem

Slovakia to open diplomatic mission in Jerusalem

Slovakia's foreign minister announces the Slovak Institute in Jerusalem will open on September 1.

Slovakia to open diplomatic mission in Jerusalem

Parliaments of Czech and Slovak Republic 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

Austria concedes mistakes in handling Vienna attacker

Slovakian intelligence informed Austria in July that Vienna terrorist tried to buy ammunition there.

Austria concedes mistakes in handling Vienna attacker

Slovakia: Vandalism at Jewish cemetery caused by children

Police in Slovakia say five boys aged 9 to 12 are responsible for vandalism of Jewish cemetery in Slovakia in mid-December.

Slovakia: Vandalism at Jewish cemetery caused by children

Again: Headstones vandalized at Jewish cemetery in Slovakia

More than 20 headstones vandalized at Jewish cemetery in northern Slovakia, the second such incident in a week.

Again: Headstones vandalized at Jewish cemetery in Slovakiaplayer

Gravestones desecrated in Slovakia Jewish cemetery

Vandals desecrate 59 graves in 18th-century Jewish cemetery in northern Slovakia.

Gravestones desecrated in Slovakia Jewish cemetery

Dedication of first Torah scroll in Slovakia since Holocaust

The once-flourishing Jewish community in Slovakia of about 136,000 Jews has dwindled to a mere 2,600 Jews.

Dedication of first Torah scroll in Slovakia since Holocaust

No-migrant Slovakia among has one of lowest crime rates in EU

Countries in EU with lowest overall levels of reported crime are home to few migrants, according to EU survey.

No-migrant Slovakia among has one of lowest crime rates in EU

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

Orthodox Jewish Trump confidant visits Chatam Sofer's tomb

Paul Packer, tapped by president to head overseas heritage preservation commission, visits burial place of Rabbi Moses Sofer.

Orthodox Jewish Trump confidant visits Chatam Sofer's tomb

The Slovakian President's secret

Slovakian President Andrei Kiske reveals he always admired Jewish community. 'I also asked myself 'why not become a Jew?'

The Slovakian President's secret

Slovak MPs protest against 'neo-Nazi' party

Two MPs protest against growing Our Slovakia party. Party leader holds marches with neo-Nazi uniforms but denies being a fascist.

Slovak MPs wear yellow stars to protest 'neo-Nazi' party

'Neo-Nazi' party elected to Slovakian parliament

Our Slovakia party gains 14 parliamentary seats in Slovakia’s elections.

'Neo-Nazi' party elected to Slovakian parliament for first time

Slovakia: First President With No Communist Past

Flamboyant philanthropist Andrej Kiska - who 'flirted' with Judaism and Buddhism - beats leftist PM Robert Fico in landslide victory.

Slovakia Elects First President With No Communist Past

Frontrunner in Slovak Poll 'Flirted with Judaism'

Prime Minister Robert Fico a political newcomer and millionaire Andrej Kiska, in close race for presidency.

Frontrunner in Slovak Poll 'Flirted with Judaism'

Slovakia: Neo-Nazi Win Alarms Human Rights Groups

Victory of neo-Nazi Marian Kotleba as Slovakian regional governor concerns Jewish and Rights groups, say precedent might be set.

Neo-Nazi Win in Slovakia Alarms Jewish, Human Rights Groups

Slovakia Postpones Trial of Most Wanted Nazi

A Slovak court postponed a hearing into war crimes against 98-year-old Laszlo Csatary when he failed to appear.

Slovakia Postpones Trial of Most Wanted Nazi

Slovakia Paves the Way for Extradition of Nazi

A Slovak court has paved the way for the extradition of Laszlo Csatary from Hungary to Slovakia.

Slovakia Paves the Way for Extradition of Hungarian Nazi

Slovakia Seeks Fresh Trial for Hungarian Nazi, 98

Slovak court seeks extradition of Laszlo Csatary, a 98-year-old alleged Nazi war criminal accused of sending 16,000 Jews to their deaths.

Slovakia Seeks Fresh Trial for Hungarian Nazi, 98

Slovakia's Jews Call to Extradite Nazi

Slovakia's Jewish community calls for Laszlo Csatary, who was detained in Hungary, to stand trial on Slovak soil.

Slovakia's Jews Call to Extradite Nazi War Criminal