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