Dinah Spritzer RSS

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.

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  • Declaration aims to ease Holocaust property restitution

    Forty-six countries ratified a document aimed at easing the restitution process for Jewish property taken during the Holocaust.

  • Q&A with Eizenstat on Holocaust-era restitution

    In a Q&A with JTA, Stuart Eizenstat, who is credited with getting Jewish property restitution started in the former Eastern bloc, criticizes the European Union for failing to follow through on restitution and takes Israel to task for not doing enough over the years for Holocaust survivors and their heirs.

  • Tough times drive European voters to far right

    Gains by anti-Semitic, xenophobic and racist far-right parties in June 4-7 elections for European Parliament were a reminder of how voters across Europe gravitate toward extremist parties during tough economic times.

  • The golem in Prague’s closet

    For the 400th anniversary of Rabbi Judah Loew, the Maharal of Prague, his Czech city is taking a close look at the man and the legend of his golem.

  • Polish party fielding anti-Semitic candidates

    A new Polish political party is fielding candidates for European Parliament elections who have been associated with anti-Semitic positions.

  • Is financial crisis fueling Europe’s far right?

    As the global financial crisis deepens, Jews in Europe are concerned about far-right movements rekindling old stereotypes about Jews and money, and fueling anti-Semitism.

  • Can Britain de-program the radicalism of its Muslim population?

    In Britain, the government and some Muslim groups are trying to counter the threat of extremism with tougher law enforcement and new “de-radicalization” programs. It will be years, if not decades, before their success can be measured with any accuracy.

  • Politics and power: The Muslim factor in European politics

    The political impact and influence of Europe’s growing Muslim population is playing an increasingly significant role in European politics.

  • Fear and loathing in Europe: Islamophobia and the challenge of integration

    Islamophobia — the fear, hatred, discrimination or negative stereotyping of Muslims — has become a leading form of xenophobia in Europe and is inextricably connected with anti-immigrant sentiment.

  • The making of Islamic terrorists

    As terrorist attacks have forced Europe to focus on homegrown Islamic radicalism, Europe is struggling to understand the sense of fury and alienation many Muslims feel that, in a few rare cases, might lead them to try to murder their neighbors.