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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.”

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.

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