Tuesday, 3 March 2015
National | The Algemeiner

Czech Republic President Miloš Zeman on Monday urged the global community to show solidarity with the Jewish people and Israel. His remarks were made in a speech at the 2015 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference. "Now we all must say, 'I am a Jew,'" he told a packed auditorium in Washington, DC. After extended applause from the audience, he repeated the sentiment in Hebrew, saying, "Ani Yehudi."

Prague | ČTK

A unique small museum of funeral practices will be built in an abandoned vault at Prague's largest cemetery, Olšany, within the planned reconstruction of the burial place.



National | ČTK

The Czech Republic fully observes the current arms embargo against Russia and it has not granted any licences for the export of embargoed materiel since the embargo took effect, Czech Foreign Ministry asserted Monday in reaction to a Polish daily's criticism.

National | Radio Prague

The woman, who stabbed to death a 16-year-old student at a secondary school in Žďár nad Sázavou in the Vysočina region last year, was released from custody on Monday on the grounds of temporary insanity.

National | ČTK

The authors and publishers of Adolf Hitler's speeches, from Brno-based publishing house, seek more than CZK 7.4 million in compensation from the state. They were prosecuted, but not convicted, of propagating Nazism.

Prague | Radio Prague

The opening of the controversial Blanka tunnel complex in Prague, which was scheduled for April, will be delayed till next year, Aktualne.cz reported on Monday.

National | ČTK

Czech children should learn how democracy works in civics within a new project that is to be launched in selected schools as of next school year, Hospodářské noviny wrote on Monday.

Arts | The Prague Post

A second exhibit dedicated to animator Jiří Trka has opened in Plzeň. Jiří Trnka's son and grandson worked on a unique exhibition that brings the story from one of the animator an illustrator's most popular children's books, Zahrada, into the digital age.

Cinema | The Prague Post

Now entering its 11th year, the Shockproof festival brings horror and bizarreness to the screen. This year's lineup has some recent films that made a buzz in some circles, as well as some classic items that have a bit of a cult following.

Arts | Radio Prague

American pop singer Madonna is set to perform in the Czech capital in early November. Her appearance in Prague's O2 Arena is part of her tour promoting her last CD Rebel Heart.

Life | ČTK

Syrian teacher Souad Nawfal has received the Czech Homo Homini Prize for courage in promoting democracy and human rights.