Statement by the Czech-Israeli Mutual Chamber of Commerce on the European Court of Justice ruling concerning the obligation to label products from Judea and Samarian Area, East Jerusalem and Golan Heights.

The Czech-Israeli Mutual Chamber of Commerce does not regard the ruling of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg dated 12 November 2019 as a convincing legal, but regrettably a political decision, which in essence will significantly hamper both the businesses interests of the European Union and the Member States in the Middle East region, and indeed those of the State of Israel and of Palestinians themselves. By the virtue of interpreting consumer legislation, the decision expresses the political attitude of the EU relative to Jewish Settlements, and not the interest in consumer protection.

Czech Parliament Condemans antisemitism and anti-Israel boycotts

The Czech Chamber of Deputies passed a resolution that condemned both antisemitism and anti-Israel boycotts as well as affirmed Israel’s right to self-defense. Both Israeli Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz and Israel’s Ambassador to the Czech Republic Daniel Meron tweeted their appreciation of the resolution.
“I wish to thank our Czech friends for this step, which reflects the true friendship between our countries. I call on more Parliaments to follow suit.” Katz tweeted.
Meron tweeted “Thank you!,” explaining that the resolution “strongly condemning all manifestations of antisemitism, including against State of Israel, and condemning any call for boycotting Israel.”

Ecumenical Council of Churches Rejects Anti-Semitism in All Its Forms

At a meeting on September 18th and 19th 2019, the Steering Committee of the Ecumenical Council of Churches in the Czech Republic (ECC) discussed the issue of anti-Semitism.

Annual Report on Anti-Semitic incidents in the Czech Republic in the year 2018

In 2018, the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic registered 347 anti-Semitic incidents. Such incidents, mainly the violent ones, are not always reported by their victims so the real number of anti-Semitic attacks can be in fact higher. However, violent anti-Semitic incidents continue to be rare in the Czech Republic. In 2018, there were recorded 2 cases of physical aggression with an anti-Semitic motif, 3 cases of vandalism of Jewish property by anti-Semitic inscriptions and 9 incidents involving …

Annual report on anti – Semitism in the Czech Republic in 2015

The annual report on anti-Semitisms in 2015 (the Report) has been prepared by the Federation Jewish Communities (FJC) for internal needs of Jewish communities in the Czech Republic (CR), but also for the needs of other institutions processing the data on anti-Semitism. The Report aims to provide a comprehensive image of anti-Semitism and social climate related to anti-Semitism. The Report brings not only the data from the last year, but also compares recorded manifestations of anti-Semitism with the developments in …

The situation at the Jewish Community and the Jewish Museum in Prague has returned to normal

The Prague Jewish Community has reopened all its buildings. The Old New Synagogue has been reopened for tourists and Prague citizens since June 5th; you can also visit the Jewish Museum in Prague as well as concerts in the Spanish Synagogue.  Neither Jewish nor historic buildings have suffered any damage; all spaces regularly used by the community are all right. Tourist service is working in all historic sites. The Jewish Community and the Jewish Museum invite you all to visit …

Claims Conference – The Hungarian Gold Train

The Hungarian Gold Train was a train of approximately 24 freight cars that contained personal property which was taken, seized, confiscated or stolen by the Hungarian government from Hungarian Jews. The personal property in issue was taken into custody by the Unites States Army on or about May 11, 1945 near Werfen, Austria and later moved to Salzburg, Austria. The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany…

Statement

Adam B. Bartoš has published many things on his web site. As he himself has stated, he likes to write on topics everyone else avoids. Of late he has also posted texts that discuss Jews and their role in history, society, politics, culture, etc. Because he calls himself a conservative, these texts are in the time-honored tradition of such hallowed arguments that are meant to show that Jews are a pernicious influence on humanity. Found on this site are arguments …

The European Jewish Congress Mourns the Passing of Vaclav Havel

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) mourns the passing of former Czech Republic president Vaclav Havel. Havel was known as a great friend of the Jews and did much to confront anti-Semitism and teach the lessons of the dark chapter of the Holocaust during his two terms in office. EJC President Dr. Moshe Kantor, who was a colleague of Havel’s on the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation, said that he will be sadly missed. “Having personally worked with him, I …

World Jewish Congress mourns passing of former Czech President Vaclav Havel

World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder has eulogized former Czech President Vaclav Havel, who died on Sunday at the age 75, as “one of the most inspiring political leaders of our time.” The WJC declared: “With a tremendous vision and despite the great deal of suffering he had had to endure, Vaclav Havel led Czechoslovakia out of the grey days of Communism and helped to turn it into a free and respected nation. He oversaw the peaceful division …