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Lithuania was ranked the 21st easiest country in the world for starting a new business in 2016, according to the World Bank, compared to Israel’s rank of 50.
The change.org petition, started by Nazi collaborator Jonas Noreika's granddaughter, calls on the Lithuanian government to remove posthumous honors granted to him.
"Persons who spread these ideas are not welcome in our country," Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said.
The official is responsible for ethics in academia.
Jewish organizations, including the Simon Wiesenthal Center, said for their part that they understand the Polish frustration with terms like “Polish death camps.”
The visit to Lithunia is the first by a Japanese prime minister and comes as Japan seeks greater cooperation with countries that were former adversaries in World War Two.
The Dec. 21 ruling is the latest development in the fight against what many Lithuanian Jews consider a power grab by the community’s president, Faina Kukliansky.
The papers, which date from the mid-18th century through World War II, survived destruction attempts by both the Nazis and the Soviets.
By JTA/JOSEFIN DOLSTEN
The recall of Vanagaitė’s books came one day after she revealed that she is in a relationship with Efraim Zuroff, an Israeli Nazi hunter
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
Among the finds are letters written by Sholem Aleichem, a postcard by Marc Chagall, and poems and manuscripts by Chaim Grade.
Lithuanian sport center expansion may cover remains of historic Jewish cemetery.
By HAGAY HACOHEN
Elena Keidosiute is certainly keen to get some of her home country’s creative endeavor into our collective and individual consciousness.
By BARRY DAVIS
The results for Lithuanian Jewry were devastating: nearly 180,000 Jews (about three-quarters of Lithuanian Jewry) had were murdered by the invading Nazi troops.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
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