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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.


  • Amid anti-Semitic storm, Europe’s Jews stand for Israel

    Confronting a rising storm of anti-Semitism as the conflict in Gaza intensifies, European Jews are turning out for rallies in support of Israel. But they are dwarfed by the size and number of anti-Israel rallies in Europe.

  • Key European leader offers his take on Gaza

    Karel Schwarzenberg, the foreign minister of the Czech Republic, which holds the rotating presidency of the European Union, sat down for a Q & A with JTA’s Dinah Spritzer about his support for Israel and how to achieve a cease-fire in Gaza.

  • Jolie’s Jewish ob-gyn speaks

    The Jewish doctor who delivered the twin babies of actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt talks about the births, the Hollywood couple and his own Jewish connections.

  • Europe-Israel ties at high point

    After the lows of the intifada years, ties between Europe and Israel have grown stronger thanks to new E.U. members, Europe’s recent experiences with Islamic terrorism and Israel’s moves toward disengagement from the Palestinians.

  • Israel critics prepare for 60th

    As governments, Jewish groups and Israeli embassies prepare to celebrate Israel’s 60th birthday in Europe, a concomitant push is on among critics of Israel to demonstrate their viewpoints on the Jewish state.

  • Belgian Palestinian festival irks Jews

    Belgian Jewish leaders are upset by the content of a government-sponsored Palestinian cultural festival that includes posters comparing Israel’s military to Hitler.

  • Grappling with neo-Nazi rights

    As expressions of neo-Nazism rise across Europe, authorities are grappling with how to curtail racist and anti-Semitic demonstrations while preserving the right to free expression and assembly.

  • Europeans paying attention to U.S. elections

    Jewish leaders in Europe say their communities are fascinated by the presidential race in the United States for a variety of reasons.

  • Counterfeiter’ cheers Oscar win

    Adolf Burger is now the only Auschwitz inmate turned counterfeiter ever to win an Academy Award – sort of.

  • Kosovo’s independence comes amid uncertainty

    As Kosovo declares independence, the province’s remaining Jews face economic uncertainties and worry about the growing influence of Saudi charities.