Due to the increased concern over global terrorism, the Czech government has signed a memorandum to boost the security in and around Jewish institutions.
“The problem in Europe has been growing and we feel that Jewish institutions are threatened. An attack on our institutions may come any time,” said Petr Papousek, head of the local Federation of Jewish Communities.
Deputy Interior Minister Jiri Novacek added in a statement that “the memorandum creates the post of a security coordinator, who will represent Jewish organizations in contacts with the government.”
“Security cooperation… will now be lifted to a new level,” he added.
The memorandum was signed by the Interior Ministry, the police, Prague city hall, the Federation of Jewish Communities, the Jewish Museum in Prague and Prague’s Chabad Center.