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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
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.”

By JTA
07/02/2018
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.

By JTA
05/01/2018
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