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After rent hike, Holocaust museum in Latvia could close

The museum will decide whether or not it can accept the terms of the new lease by Oct. 27.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
22/10/2020
Latvian Jewish org. urges parliament to push property restitution forward

While Latvia has worked to ensure the preservation of the memory of the Holocaust and promote education and historical study on the subject, progress on property restitution has remained slow.

06/08/2020
NATO puts defense plan for Poland, Baltics into action – officials

The plan for Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, details of which are classified, was drawn up at their request after Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.

By REUTERS
02/07/2020
Latvian beach resort opens new luxury synagogue

The new synagogue is a milestone for the 10,000 Jews of Latvia.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
20/12/2019
Latvians honor Nazi collaborators in commemoration march

Veterans taking part in the march were supported by a large group of people holding Latvian flags, flowers and signs, while some also wore military uniforms sporting swastikas and Nazi SS insignia.

Latvian FM decries ‘disproportionate’ response to Gaza riots

However, he also added that Israel is "responding in a proportionate way" to missile attacks.

08/06/2018
European rabbis pray at the memorial of destroyed Grand Synagogue in Riga
European rabbis conclude meetings at Riga’s only surviving synagogue

The rabbis also prayed at the memorial of the destroyed Grand Synagogue.

Man holding poster of Jews being killed arrested at Nazi SS march in Latvia

The march in Latvia is currently the only public event in Europe and beyond honoring those who fought under the banner of SS, Nazi Germany’s elite security force.

By JTA
17/03/2018
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