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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.


  • Europe wavers on P.A. funding

    With the Palestinian Authority facing the prospect of a financial crisis when Hamas takes power in two weeks, the European Union, the P.A.’s biggest donor, is wavering on its commitment not to fund a government led by the terrorist group.

  • E.U., Europe’s Jews at odds

    Tensions between the European Jewish Congress and European Union resurfaced at the congress’ conference, with discussions about Hamas and Iran turning into stalemates.

  • Czechs, Israelis seal deal

    A small Czech Jewish community brings an Israeli vegetarian food factory to town — and hopes that the resulting economic growth will revitalize what was once a hub of Czech Jewish life.

  • Gypsy survivors fight genocide denial

    Czech Roma are fighting genocide denial, as the Czech Nationalist Party tries to whitewash a concentration camp where 300 gypsies perished during World War II.

  • Auschwitz trip ad blasted

    A Polish Jewish leader is criticizing a Polish bus company’s recent advertisement for round-trip tickets to Auschwitz, with barbed wire in the ad’s background.

  • Anti-Semitism up in Czech Republic

    Anti-Semitic actions and attitudes of all kinds in the Czech Republic rose markedly in 2004, according to a new report.

  • Jews object to Czech ad

    A Czech commercial showing a man dressed like an Orthodox Jew seeking bargains on gardening equipment has outraged members of the Jewish community, who say the commercial revives anti-Semitic stereotypes.