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Hungary Remembers Holocaust Amid Protests

Jewish, civil rights groups continue to boycott Holocaust memorial events amidst rising anti-Semitism in the government.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/16/2014, 5:34 PM

Hungarians Protest Monument Whitewashing Holocaust

Hundreds of protesters occupy construction site of monument seen as absolving Hungarian Holocaust responsibility.Ari Yashar, 4/9/2014, 8:25 AM

EJC: Success of Anti-Semites a 'Dark Day'

European Jewish Congress says the success of the openly anti-Semitic Jobbik party is “a source of grave concern for Europe.”Elad Benari, 4/8/2014, 3:44 AM

Hungarian Anti-Semitic Party Gains in Elections

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban wins clear victory in elections, while Jobbik party increases its share of the vote.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/7/2014, 4:42 AM

Hungary's Rebranded Far-Right Eyes Poll Success

Jobbik party bouncing back from popularity slump after taking on a 'softer' image; but beneath the facade the same policies remain.Peter Murphy, 4/3/2014, 10:01 AM

Chief Rabbi, Hungarian Pres. Discuss Anti-Semitism

Chief Rabbi Lau and Minister Ben-Dahan express concerns in Budapest, ask for Hungary to crack down on terror funding.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 3/26/2014, 2:18 PM

Hungarian Ambassador Visits Hezbollah Monument

Despite a European ban on Hezbollah’s “military wing”, the Hungarian ambassador to Lebanon paid a visit to the group's “monument to jihad”.Elad Benari, 3/25/2014, 6:29 AM

Rabbis Gather for Holocaust Memorial in Budapest

Rabbis from across Europe gathered in Budapest to mark the 70th anniversary of the murder of Hungarian Jews by the Nazis.Yoni Kempinski, 3/25/2014, 4:44 AM

Hungary: Using Anti-Semitism to Gain Votes?

Arutz Sheva interviews Hungarian politicians from both sides of the political divide on extremists - and what it means for the Jews.Tova Dvorin, 3/24/2014, 10:06 PM

34% of Hungarians Blame Jews for Economic Woes

Far right Jobbik party gaining strength in Hungary but Jewish organization says anti-Semitism was worse in 2010.Yoni Kempinski, Budapest, 3/24/2014, 1:48 PM

Hungary's Jews Mark Anniversary of Nazi Invasion

Hungarian Jews gather at the Grand Synagogue in Budapest, mark 70th anniversary of Nazi Germany's invasion of the country.Elad Benari and AFP, 3/20/2014, 3:44 AM

Vandals Desecrate Jewish Cemetery in Hungary

Swastikas and "Smelly Jews" spray-painted on tombstones of Jewish cemetery in Tatabanya, Hungary.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/14/2014, 8:50 PM

Hungary Backpedals on Disputed Holocaust Monument

Budapest responds to Jewish groups' outrage at monument, which allegedly whitewashes its role in the Holocaust.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/20/2014, 4:15 PM

Hungarian Jews Seek Return of Looted Scrolls

Hungarian Jewish leaders talking with Russia over the return of a collection of religious items looted by the Red Army.Elad Benari, 2/19/2014, 6:13 AM

'Hungarian Politicians Use Jews to Gain Votes'

Hungarian Chief Rabbi blames politicians, city mayor for anti-Semitic rally held in former synagogue, claims anti-Semitism 'gains votes'.Tova Dvorin, 2/18/2014, 9:43 AM

WJC Says Hungary is Falsifying History

World Jewish Congress president supports decision of Hungary's Jews to boycott events marking the 70th anniversary of deportations.Elad Benari, 2/16/2014, 5:46 AM

Anger Over Far-Right Rally in Former Synagogue

Anti-fascist groups protest political rally by far-right Jobbik party in former Hungarian synagogue.Arutz Sheva Staff an AFP, 2/15/2014, 7:00 PM

Hungarian Amb. Summoned Over Holocaust Denial

New ambassador summoned by Foreign Ministry over Hungary's growing Holocaust whitewashing and anti-Semitism.Ari Yashar, 2/13/2014, 9:59 PM

Hungarian Jews Pull Out of Holocaust Memorial

Hungary's largest Jewish organization pulls out of Holocaust memorial year, says PM Orban is "ignoring" the sensitivities of survivors.Elad Benari, 2/10/2014, 4:12 AM

A Glimmer of Hope Amid the Darkness

European Jewish Congress holds landmark annual Holocaust memorial - and with it, provides hope for the future of European Jewry.Ari Soffer, 1/28/2014, 1:13 AM

'Shocked' Holocaust Scholar Returns Hungary Award

Prof. Randolph L. Braham is handing back a Hungarian state award in protest at the government's 'falsification of history.'Gil Ronen, 1/26/2014, 3:47 PM

Hungarian Jews a Boycott of Holocaust Memorials

Jewish leaders in Hungary the government is whitewashing the country's role in the deportation of Jews to Nazi camps.Elad Benari, 1/22/2014, 5:15 AM

From Hungarian Neo-Nazi to Orthodox Jew

Upcoming documentary focuses on the life story of Csanad Szegedi, the Far Right Jobbik politician who discovered his Jewish roots.Tova Dvorin, 12/17/2013, 12:12 AM

Statue of Hungary's Hitler Ally Causes Protests

Demonstrators stage rival rallies in Budapest, where a bust of Miklos Horthy, an ally of Adolf Hitler, was unveiled.Elad Benari, 11/4/2013, 6:16 AM

Hungary's Deputy PM: We Turned Our Backs on Jews

Hungary must acknowledge its role during the Holocaust, the country's deputy prime minister says.Elad Benari, 10/2/2013, 6:16 AM

Lapid Denounces Anti-Semitism in Hungary

Hungarians share responsibility for the deaths of Jews during World War II, Finance Minister says in speech in Hungary's parliament.Elad Benari, 10/2/2013, 2:12 AM

Hungary Pledges Funds for Auschwitz Upkeep

Hungary pledges $160,000 towards the upkeep of the Auschwitz memorial, following criticism that it was stalling on funds.Elad Benari, 8/15/2013, 4:46 AM

Hungary: Neo-Nazi Gang Jaild for Racist Murders

Verdict comes as Jews, Roma, face rising discrimination and attacks in the EU-member state.Ari Soffer, 8/7/2013, 3:23 PM

Workers: Arabs Promoted 'Palestine' on Trip

An Environment Ministry "roots trip” to Hungary workers turned into a propaganda coup for two Arabs on the trip, Jewish witnesses saidDavid Lev, 7/7/2013, 4:42 PM

Hungary Signs Holocaust Survivor Reparation Deal

Hungary announces deal with US-based Holocaust restitution organization on reparations for Hungarian Holocaust survivors.Rina Tzvi , 7/7/2013, 12:01 AM

Hungary Charges top Nazi War Crimes Suspect

Hungary charges 98-year-old top Nazi war crimes suspect over brutal role in deportation of some 12,000 Jews to death camps., 6/18/2013, 4:27 PM

Budapest Mayor to Review Anti-Semite Street Name

Mayor of Budapest orders a review of a decision to name a street after an "openly anti-Semitic" author.Elad Benari, 5/31/2013, 6:44 AM

'Counting Jews' Misquote Stirs Controversy

European Parliament head demands newspaper clarify how it misquoted him as saying "Hungary wants to count the Jews.” Arutz Sheva staff, 5/21/2013, 9:55 PM

Hungarian Martial Artist 'Covered in Nazi Tattoos'

A Hungarian martial arts fighter banned from Prague tournament for being “covered from head to toe in Nazi tattoos.”Arutz Sheva staff, 5/19/2013, 10:34 PM

Head of Hungarian Jewish Community Ousted

The head of Hungary's top organization representing Jewish communities resigned on Sunday after losing a vote of confidence. Arutz Sheva staff, 5/13/2013, 8:59 AM

Hungary: Anti-Semites Given Prison Sentences

Budapest court hands down prison sentences to three men who verbally abused visitors to the World Jewish Congress.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/11/2013, 1:50 AM

Lauder Re-Elected World Jewish Congress Head

World Jewish Congress president Ronald Lauder has been re-elected unopposed for a second 4-year term at Hungary conference.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/7/2013, 2:54 PM

Minister Shalom: Add Hizbullah to EU Terror List

Water and Energy Minister Silvan Shalom speaks at WJC plenary, calls for tougher punishment for anti-Semitism.Elad Benari, 5/6/2013, 4:43 AM

WJC President: Hungarian Jews Considering Leaving

World Jewish Congress Ronald S. Lauder warns that rising anti-Semitism in Hungary is causing local Jews to consider leaving.Elad Benari, 5/6/2013, 1:13 AM

Hungarian PM: Zero Tolerance for Anti-Semitism

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban tells WJC that anti-Semitism is"unacceptable and intolerable".Elad Benari, 5/6/2013, 12:12 AM

Wold Jewish Congress Assembly to Combat Neo-Nazism

The World Jewish Congress will kickstart its annual assembly on Sunday to discuss alarming rise of neo-Nazi political parties. Arutz Sheva staff, 5/5/2013, 10:49 AM

Hungary: Head of Group Victim of Assault

The head of a Hungarian minority rights group named after Raoul Wallenbeg was assaulted by anti-Semitic football fans.Elad Benari, 4/30/2013, 6:28 AM

Slovakia Paves the Way for Extradition of Nazi

A Slovak court has paved the way for the extradition of Laszlo Csatary from Hungary to Slovakia.Elad Benari, 4/26/2013, 2:16 AM

Hungarians Stage 'Anti-Zionist' Revenge Rally

Far-right Jobbik party called for an “anti-Zionist” demonstration to be held on eve of World Jewish Congress General Assembly.Rachel Hirshfeld , 4/11/2013, 8:29 PM

Budapest Bans 'Give Gas' Rally Amid Outrage

An anti-Semitic demonstration that was planned for the same day as a Holocaust memorial march was banned in Hungary. Rachel Hirshfeld , 4/9/2013, 5:33 PM

Racist Hungarian Journalist Returns State Prize

A Hungarian television presenter, known for his anti-Semitic remarks, has handed back a prestigious state award after public outcry.Rachel Hirshfeld , 3/21/2013, 11:42 PM

Hungary Asks Journalist to Return Award

Hungary has asked a journalist who made anti-Semitic remarks to return an award he had been decorated with.Elad Benari, 3/21/2013, 4:43 AM

Israel: Withdraw Award to Anti-Semitic Journalist

Israel has asked Hungary to withdraw a state journalism award given to a TV presenter who made derogatory remarks about Jews.Elad Benari, 3/20/2013, 6:13 AM

In Solidarity, Jewish Congress to Meet in Hungary

World Jewish Congress to hold annual assembly in Budapest to show solidarity with Hungarian Jews facing "exceptionally strong" anti-SemitismRachel Hirshfeld , 3/19/2013, 6:05 PM

Israeli Tourists Rescued from Stranded Bus

A bus carrying Israeli tourists was reported stuck on the highway between Austria and Hungary because of a snowstorm in the area.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/15/2013, 10:20 PM

Neo-Nazi Parties Pose 'Alarming Setbacks'

Anti-Defamation League urges United States Congress to mobilize a united voice against the return of political anti-Semitism.Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/27/2013, 8:30 PM

Hungarian Court Annuls Religious Recognition Law

Hungary annuls part of a controversial law that ended official recognition and state funding for scores of religious communities. Arutz Sheva. , 2/26/2013, 9:51 PM

Hungarian Jews Urge Ban on Hitler-Ally Street

Hungarian Jewish organization calls for ban on naming of public areas after country's wartime leader and ally of Adolf Hitler.Arutz Sheva stafff, 2/20/2013, 6:29 PM

Holocaust Denier Ordered to Visit Auschwitz

Court orders first Hungarian convicted under a Holocaust denial law to visit Auschwitz or Yad Vashem.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/1/2013, 10:37 PM

EU’s 'Democratic Conscience' Votes In Neo-Nazis

Council of Europe set to approve nomination of Hungarian neo-Nazi to its Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/27/2013, 4:36 PM

Council of Europe Considering Ban on Neo-Nazi MPs

Council of Europe is considering banning extreme-right members if they are affiliated with “neo-Nazi, racist and anti-Semitic" parties. Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/23/2013, 5:31 PM

Hungarian MK Plans ‘Zionist Threat’ Speaking Tour

A lawmaker from the blatantly anti-Semitic Hungarian Jobbik Party is planning to begin a lecture tour regarding the “Zionist threat.” Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/22/2013, 1:45 AM