The Czech Parliament’s lower house has adopted a resolution that recognises the IHRA working definition of antisemitism.
"It is necessary to stand in solidarity with Israel all the time. Because if we betray Israel, we betray ourselves," said Czech President Miloš Zeman during a special session held in his honour at the Knesset.
Alarm over antisemitic chanting by fans of the Czech Republic’s most famous football club has inspired a groundbreaking exhibition showing the sport’s historical Jewish ties.
In a joint statement, the Czech president, prime minister, parliament speaker and the foreign and defence ministers said the opening of a “Czech House” there in November would be “the first step in the plan to move the Czech embassy to Jerusalem.”
The conversion of an abandoned railway station in Prague into a memorial for the Jews who were put on trains there to Nazi concentration camps has been launched in the Czech capital.
A municipally organised street show in Prague celebrating Czech nationhood featured a skit apparently mocking an Orthodox Jew.