Review of the Year (2005) in Foreign Countries: Central and Eastern Europe

By Ruth E. Gruber, Toby Axelrod, Murray Gordon Silberman, Lev Krichevsky

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Jewish Publication Society (JPS), 2005

German-American relations improved while governments in the Balkans remained allies with the U.S., but not without reevaluating their involvement in Iraq. The Russian Federation continued to develop a policy of authoritarian rule in opposition to Western democratization. Islamic extremism remained Germany's greatest domestic threat. Germany brokered a historic prisoner exchange between Israel and Hezballah. Israel reopened an embassy in Austria after a three-year withdrawal. Russian-Israeli relations remained positive. Germany reported 869 antisemitic incidents that occurred across the political spectrum. Russia also witnessed increased concern about hate crimes. The Jewish population in Germany and Austria increased slightly.

Topic: Antisemitism, Culture, Islam, Shoah, Prejudice, Israeli-Palestinian Relations, Demography, Security, Holocaust, Hate, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Immigration, International Relations, Education, Discrimination, Terrorism

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Editor: Grossman, Lawrence , Singer, David

Volume/Issue: Vol. 105

Page Number(s): 412-514

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Albania , Austria , Bosnia , Bulgaria , Central Europe , Croatia , Czech Republic , Eastern Europe , Former Soviet Union , Germany , Greece , Herzegovina , Hungary , Macedonia , Montenegro , Poland , Romania , Serbia , Slovakia , Ukraine

Language: English

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Gruber, Ruth E. Axelrod, Toby. Gordon Silberman, Murray. Krichevsky, Lev. Review of the Year (2005) in Foreign Countries: Central and Eastern Europe. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Jewish Publication Society (JPS). 2005: 412-514. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=14691


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