Latvian FM decries ‘disproportionate’ response to Gaza riots

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

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.

Poland isn’t the only country censoring speech about the Holocaust

Jewish organizations, including the Simon Wiesenthal Center, said for their part that they understand the Polish frustration with terms like “Polish death camps.”

The Saeima, Lativa's Parliament in Riga
Nationalist Latvian lawmaker says Russian is 'language of Zionism'

To prove his point about Zionism, he cited Jewish-sounding last names of people he said were involved in protests against a plan to phase out the instruction in Russian in the country’s schools.

Teenage girls smile while attending the BBYO international convention in Dallas.
Hundreds of teens gather in Ukraine for leadership conference

JDC says event is largest gathering of Jewish teenagers from FSU.

Freedom Monument in Riga
Latvian lawmakers to participate in annual SS march through capital

Around sixty seven out of seventy thousand Latvian Jews died in the holocaust, he said.

Latvia: An unlikely escape

"Latvia is like the Daugava River running through the capital, Riga: indifferent, serene and crisp."

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