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Racist football fans get Jewish history lesson as rival Prague teams clash

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.

Czech leaders endorse Israeli embassy move to Jerusalem

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.”

Prague station’s conversion to Holocaust memorial underway

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.

Jews portrayed as money grubbing at festival in Prague

A municipally organised street show in Prague celebrating Czech nationhood featured a skit apparently mocking an Orthodox Jew.

Around 70 take part in wild swim to recall Czech Jews

Almost 70 men, women, and children took part in an extraordinary “wild swim” down the River Elbe in Kolin, Prague.

Czech PM: Country will not relocate embassy to Jerusalem

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš said this week his country will not break UN and EU policy and relocate their embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

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