Czech Republic

Violent antisemitism continues to be rare in the Czech Republic

Although there was a small rise on overall incidents, violent antisemitism is still a rare occurrence in the Czech Republic, according to the latest report by the Czech Federation of Jewish Communities.

Prague memorial to Jewish children who fled Nazis vandalised

A memorial honouring the escape of mostly Jewish children from the Nazis has been damaged in an apparently carefully planned attack.

Czech Parliament adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

The Czech Parliament’s lower house has adopted a resolution that recognises the IHRA working definition of antisemitism.

Czech president: If we betray Israel, we betray ourselves

"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.

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.”

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