Posts Tagged ‘czech’

Czech Beach Volleyball Player, Cyclist Test Positive for COVID-19; Team Launches Investigation

PRAGUE—Two more members of the Czech Olympic team have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total to six, and the country’s Olympic Committee has launched an investigation into a charter flight bringing athletes to Tokyo. The Czech Olympic Committee (COV) said on Thursday women’s beach volleyball player Marketa Nausch-Slukova and cyclist Michal Schlegel were the […]

Russia rejects Czech appeal for damages over deadly 2014 ammunition depot blasts

Russia said it had rejected a request from the Czech Republic for financial compensation for deadly explosions at an ammunition depot in 2014. Prague has blamed Russia for the blasts, which killed two people and destroyed the depot near the village of Vrbetice. On Monday, the Czech foreign ministry summoned the Russian ambassador to discuss […]

‘Czech your racism’: Hundreds of Romanians protest Stanislav Tomas death

More than a hundred people gathered outside the Czech Republic’s embassy in Bucharest Tuesday to protest the death of a Roma man following an incident with Czech police earlier this month. Video footage of the detention of the Roma man, in the northern Czech city of Teplice on June 19, shows a policeman kneeling on […]

Expelled Russian diplomats leave Czech Republic amid depot blast row

More Russian diplomats and their families flew out of the Czech Republic on Saturday amid a dispute between the two nations over Russian involvement in an ammunition depot explosion in 2014. In April the Czech Republic ordered 18 Russian diplomats to leave in a tit-for-tat move after Russia expelled Czech diplomats from Moscow over the […]

Fourth Czech health minister since pandemic began sparks controversy

The Czech health minister has come under fire after allegations that he had withheld information about supplementary income. Petr Arenberger – who only took office on 7 April – has been asked to explain alleged substantial irregularities in his tax returns, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has said. National media have reported that Arenberger had […]

The Blind Bohemian General: Czech Hero Jan Zizka and the Hussite Wars

Jan Zizka is best remembered for his involvement in the Hussite Wars, during which he became the leader of the Taborites. A Bohemian general, who lived between the 14 th and 15 th centuries, Zizka has gone down in history as one of the finest military strategists of all time. Despite being at the head of a […]

Czech president ‘casts doubt over’ Russian involvement in deadly blast

Czech President Milos Zeman has cast doubt on Russia’s involvement in a 2014 explosion at an arms depot. President Zeman has suggested the deadly blast could have been caused accidentally due to the mishandling of explosives and says there is no conclusive evidence to charge Russia over the alleged sabotage. Prague caused an unprecedented diplomatic […]

Czech Republic excludes Russian energy giant from nuclear tender

The Czech government has excluded Russian energy giant Rosatom from a multi-billion euro tender for a new unit at a nuclear plant amid a diplomatic row with Moscow. It comes just days after Prague expelled 18 Russian diplomats and announced that it was hunting two Russian nationals wanted over a deadly explosion at an arms […]

Czech Republic expels 18 Russian embassy staff for ‘spying’ in 2014 explosion case

The Czech Republic is expelling 18 Russian diplomats who authorities say have been “clearly” identified as spies, in a case related to a huge ammunition depot explosion in 2014. Prime Minister Andrej Babis said the move is based on “unequivocal evidence” provided by Czech intelligence and security services that Russian military agents were involved in […]

Wreckage of helicopter crash which killed Czech Republic’s richest man found in Alaska

The US National Transportation Safety Board announced on Friday that it had recovered the wreckage from a helicopter crash in Alaska that killed five people – including a Czech billionaire – and is sending a team of investigators to examine the evidence, according to local media report. On March 27, the helicopter carrying guides and […]

Light beyond the Shadows: The Legacy of the Czech Torah Scrolls

March 18, 2021 by Rabbi Jeffrey Cohen Read on for article Book Review: Rabbi Jeffrey Cohen reviews Light beyond the Shadows: The Legacy of the Czech Torah Scrolls by Sheila Pallay and Julius Muller. When this book first arrived, I looked at it with a little trepidation. This looked like one of those nice coffee table […]

Israeli, Czech, Hungarian Premiers Meet in Jerusalem to Discuss Vaccine Cooperation

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivers his annual state of the nation speech in Budapest, Hungary, February 10, 2019. Photo: REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo/File Photo. JNS.org – The prime ministers of Israel, Hungary and the Czech Republic met in Jerusalem on Thursday for a summit on the research, development and production of COVID-19 vaccines. Israeli Prime Minister […]

Czech Republic Opens Branch of Its Embassy in Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds a press conference with Czech President Milos Zeman in Jerusalem on October 7, 2013. Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO/FLASH90. JNS.org – The Czech Republic opened a branch of its Israel embassy in Jerusalem on Thursday in a ceremony attended by Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and Israel’s Minister of Foreign Affairs […]

Palestinians, Arab League condemn opening of Czech diplomatic office in Jerusalem

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

Czech police tackle man, put him in headlock for not wearing mask as toddler cries in viral clip (VIDEO)

A disturbing video of police in the Czech Republic putting a man into a headlock after he allegedly refused to wear a face mask to protect against Covid-19 has gone viral and prompted an investigation. In the clip recorded on Wednesday in Uherske Hradiste, police can be seen tackling the maskless 40-year-old man to the […]

Czech, Hungarian prime ministers to visit Israel Thursday

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00

Czech president Zeman reveals Prague has asked Putin to supply Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine without EU drug watchdog certification

Czech President Milos Zeman says he has sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, asking for a Sputnik V vaccine shipment. Zeman said that Prague won’t insist on EU agency approval for use of the jab. Speaking to CNN Prima News on Saturday, Zeman revealed that the letter to the Russian leader was penned […]

ICU capacity in Czech Republic ‘will be exhausted in 2 weeks’ says health ministry

In the Czech Republic, the rise of COVID-19 patients is intensifying the pressure at hospitals. The Health Ministry describes the situation as critical with more than 120,000 active cases at the moment. The regional hospital in Karlovy-Vary in West Bohemia receives covid patients from the surrounding area, including from badly hit regions of Cheb and […]

Israel sends COVID-19 vaccines to Syria, Honduras, the Czech Republic, and Guatemala but denies responsibility to vaccinate its Palestinian subjects

The news broke this week that the Israeli government had secretly agreed to the transfer of a shipment of COVID-19 vaccines to Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria in exchange for a prisoner swap between Israeli and Syrian authorities.  Last week, an Israeli woman in her 20s was released from Syrian detention, where she had been […]

Czech envoy awards Iranian winners of ICEFA Lidice 

TEHRAN – The Iranian children who won awards at the 48th International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice received their prizes at the Embassy of Czech in Tehran on Monday from Ambassador Josef Rychtar. In his short speech at a meeting with the children, Rychtar expressed his happiness over the Iranian children’s regard toward the […]

Czech freediver prepares for world record attempt in swimming under ice

The Guinness record for swimming under ice is 76.2 metres. At the end of February, the Czech freediver David Vencl from Teplice in North Bohemia will try to break it. Taking just one deep breath and without wearing flippers, David Vencl has swum 141 metres underwater. He can hold his breath for eight minutes. “The […]

Czech govt expected to put Covid-19 lockdown measures ON HOLD after parliament refuses to extend state of emergency

Some Covid-19 measures imposed by the Czech government are expected to be lifted after the country’s parliament refused to extend a state of emergency that provided a legal framework for the restrictions. Lawmakers from the lower house of parliament voted on Thursday against extending the emergency powers after February 14, meaning that a nationwide curfew, […]

Was Heinrich Himmler’s ‘Nazi Witch Library’ Discovered in a Czech Library?

In 2016, along with a vast array of international publications, the Daily Mail picked up a story that had been published by a Norwegian-based paper prior to a conference about the confiscation of literature by the Nazis during WWII. The article reported that a massive collection of 13,000 books related to witchcraft and the occult […]

Czech restaurants & pubs open in defiance of Covid-19 rules, owners to launch ‘political movement’ to circumvent restrictions

Hundreds of restaurants and pubs have re-opened across the Czech Republic, defying the enduring coronavirus restrictions. The venues have been closed for months and owners say the restrictions have failed to improve the situation. The protest kicked off on Saturday, with hundreds of restaurants and pubs re-opening on Sunday as they joined the drive launched […]

Czech Republic reports 2nd outbreak of highly infectious H5N8 bird flu in a week

The Czech Republic has reported its second H5N8 bird flu outbreak in as many days after not seeing any for nearly a year, its State Veterinary Administration said on Friday. Around half of a flock of 30 birds died in the outbreak at a poultry farm in the Tabor region, 99 kilometers south of the […]

‘Advancing Czech-Israeli relations: One of our greatest achievements’

The Israel+Czech Republic Countries for the Future project celebrates the 30th anniversary of the renewal of Jerusalem-Prague relations after the fall of Communism. As part of it, we sat down for an illuminating interview with Karel Havlicek, industry and trade minister for the Czech Republic, to learn about these ever-strengthening ties – which Havlicek calls […]

Czech Republic says it will open diplomatic office in Jerusalem

The Czech Republic plans to establish a diplomatic office in Jerusalem, the Central European country’s foreign ministry announced Wednesday. The Czech Republic would be the second European Union member state, after Hungary, to open a diplomatic mission in the city. So far, no European countries have embassies there. In a statement, the foreign ministry in […]

Czech Republic launches parliamentary Israel Allies Caucus

A new Israel Allies caucus have been formed in the parliament of the Czech Republic with the objective to strengthen legislative support for Israel on the basis of Judeo-Christian values, making it the 46th Israel Allies caucus in the world. The Israel Allies Foundation (IAF) coordinating the activities of the 46th caucuses around the world, […]

Czech Mushroom Hunter Finds 3,300-Year-Old Bronze Age Sword

A mushroom hunter in the Czech Republic has made the chance discovery of a rare, 3,300-year-old Bronze Age sword. Dedicated metal detectorists in the land must be feeling mixed emotions today as news of the mushroom picker’s historical treasure spreads across the internet. That’s just the way it is when an outsider comes into a […]

How does a 600-year-old river project play into the Czech Republic’s clean energy ambitions?

Charles VI, the 14th century King of Bohemia and then Holy Roman Emperor, was said to have first envisaged connecting Central Europe’s three waterways – the Oder, Labe and Danube rivers – to link the North, Baltic and Black seas and allow the landlocked Czech lands access to the open waters. Earlier this month, the […]

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