Len Judes’ parents were born and raised in South Africa. The lawyer himself was born in London and moved to Israel when he was a child. However, no matter where he lived, Judes always knew his roots were in Lithuania. This is his driving reason for promoting business between Lithuanian and Israeli businessmen.
Recent research carried out by the Anti-Defamation League shows that 36 percent of Lithuanian adults hold anti-Semitic views. The results are worse than in Latvia or Estonia. Chairwoman of the Lithuanian Jewish community Faina Kukliansky claims she was very surprised by these results.
The Global Anti-Semitism Index has revealed that 36 percent of adults in Lithuania hold anti-Semitic views. According to the survey, four out of 11 stereotypes about Jews covered by the index can be found in Lithuania.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė welcomed the participants of the World Lithuanian Economic Forum in Vilnius. At the event which is held for the sixth time, businesspeople, scientists, politicians and economists will discuss education policy, economic and business issues.
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Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis promised that the Lithuanian government would provide greater support for ethnic Lithuanians living in Poland and other neighboring countries as he visited Punsk, a town in northeastern Poland, on Tuesday.
Members of the Lithuanian national minority living in Poland expect to voice their concerns to Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis over the education situation, such as a lack of Lithuanian-language textbooks in local schools and proposals that may restrict Lithuanian history and geography classes and support from Lithuania.
Some members of the ruling political group of the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union and the Social Democratic Party on Tuesday proposed establishing the institute of the Lithuanian passport as an alternative to emigrants who do not have Lithuanian citizenship.