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is JTA's correspondent in Prague. She has been covering the former Eastern European bloc since 1990 and currently serves as the news editor of The Prague Post. The former Europe editor for Travel Weekly, she also contributes to several other publications, including The Independent on Sunday, Conde Nast Traveler and several guidebooks on the Czech Republic.


  • Lawmakers protest Tisha B’Av bar exam

    The New York congressional delegation signed a letter to the state’s Board of Law Examiners urging fair treatment for observant Jews who cannot take a summer bar exam because it falls on Tisha B’Av.

  • 150,000 rally against Olmert

    Some 150,000 protesters gathered in Tel Aviv to call on Ehud Olmert and Amir Peretz to step down.

  • Bush threatens hate crimes veto

    President Bush said he may veto a law that would expand the definition and prosecution of hate crimes.

  • South Africa invites Haniyeh

    South Africa invited the Palestinian Authority prime minister for what would be the Hamas member’s first state visit to a non-Muslim country.

  • Gruber’s Top 10 sites to see

    With hundreds of sites to choose from in her Jewish Heritage Travel guidebook for Eastern Europe, Ruth Ellen Gruber outlines 10 of her favorites.

  • Paper sparks diplomatic flap in Argentina

    The misreporting of comments by an Israeli diplomat at Independence Day celebrations in Buenos Aires sparked a flap with the Argentine government.

  • Travel guide reflects European revival

    The latest version of a travel guide of Eastern Europe reveals a revolution in monument care and the return of Jewish culture in areas where it had long been dormant.

  • Sarkozy, Royal headed for runoff

    Nicolas Sarkozy – a conservative candidate favored by many French Jews – and Segolene Royal will vie in a runoff for the French presidency.

  • Croatia remembers Jasenovac victims

    Croatia commemorated victims of the Jasenovac concentration camp.

  • ElBaradei wants nuke-free Mideast

    The top U.N. nuclear watchdog said both Israel and Iran should be denied nuclear weapons.