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Lag Ba'omer in Budapest: Budapest: Convoy crosses Danube to honor medical teams

Lag Ba'omer in Budapest: Budapest: Convoy crosses Danube to honor medical teams

In shadow of coronavirus outbreak, Budapest Jewish community holds socially-distanced Lag Ba'omer parade honoring medical teams.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/05/2020 12:42
Budapest: 750 Jews at Rosh Hashana dinner

Budapest: 750 Jews at Rosh Hashana dinner

'Powerful and unifying' when community stood up to honor IDF soldiers, rabbi says.Ido Ben Porat, 02/10/2019 17:22
2 new synagogues open in Budapest

2 new synagogues open in Budapest

Chabad-Lubavitch unveils two new synagogues in Budapest, Hungary.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 24/09/2019 07:07
Cholent on the Danube

Cholent on the Danube

Sixth Cholent Festival held in Budapest, Hungary. Rabbi Shlomo Kovesh: 'There were people waiting more than an hour to get a plate.'Nitzan Kedar, 27/08/2019 20:20
'Maccabi Europe' athletes honor 1st Jewish Olympic champ

'Maccabi Europe' athletes honor 1st Jewish Olympic champ

Jewish athletes will unveil in Budapest a new commemorative headstone at the grave of the first Jewish Olympic champion, Alfred Hajós.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 30/07/2019 14:03
Seven dead in accident on the Danube River

Seven dead in accident on the Danube River

Sightseeing boat collides with another vessel and sinks in the Danube River in Budapest.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/05/2019 02:59
Watch: 'Silly walk' parade in Budapest

Watch: 'Silly walk' parade in Budapest

Hundreds march through central Budapest for April Fools' Day, employing flamboyant mannerisms inspired by famous Monty Python sketch.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/04/2019 16:57
No bones found in Danube sweep for Holocaust victims’ remains

No bones found in Danube sweep for Holocaust victims’ remains

Sonar scan of Danube River in Budapest fails to reveal signs of human remains during search for bones of Holocaust victims.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 16/01/2019 14:07
ZAKA divers to retrieve Holocaust victim's bones from Danube

ZAKA divers to retrieve Holocaust victim's bones from Danube

75 years after mass shooting of Jews on banks of River Danube, Budapest, ZAKA divers attempt to retrieve their bones for burial.Mordechai Sones, 14/01/2019 17:46
Budapest synagogue re-opened after centuries of disuse

Budapest synagogue re-opened after centuries of disuse

Synagogue on Táncsics Street, which used to be a Jewish museum, was opened especially in time for Rosh Hashanah.JTA, 07/09/2018 16:41
Woman who fell out of plane returns to Israel

Woman who fell out of plane returns to Israel

Israeli forced out of plane during emergency evacuation transferred to Israeli hospital with severe head injury, unconscious.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/04/2018 20:25
Israeli in critical condition following plane mishap

Israeli in critical condition following plane mishap

Israeli woman fighting for her life after Israel-bound flight evacuated in Budapest during vacation gone awry.David Rosenberg, 27/03/2018 12:40
Passengers forced to evacuate Israel-bound plane

Passengers forced to evacuate Israel-bound plane

Jet leased by Israir fills with smoke on tarmac at Budapest airport, leads to emergency evacuation from plane.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/03/2018 10:40
Budapest cultural center unlocks local Jewish history

Budapest cultural center unlocks local Jewish history

Budapest Jewish cultural center offers glimpse into Jewish life pre-Holocaust, has plans to include library, museum, and conference center.JTA, 28/12/2017 14:58
Printer who helped Raoul Wallenberg rescue Jews gets plaque

Printer who helped Raoul Wallenberg rescue Jews gets plaque

Budapest honors Hungarian printer who helped Swedish ambassador Raoul Wallenberg rescue Jews from deportation to Nazi death camps/JTA, 19/10/2017 20:32
Report: Hungary ends anti-Soros campaign

Report: Hungary ends anti-Soros campaign

Campaign against US billionaire which drew accusations of anti-Semitism declared over, said to have met its goals.Gary Willig, 12/07/2017 17:03
Two injured in explosion in Budapest

Two injured in explosion in Budapest

Explosion at a ground-floor shop in downtown Budapest injures two. The cause is not yet clear.Ben Ariel, 25/09/2016 03:35
Hundreds protest vandalism of Holocaust memorial

Hundreds protest vandalism of Holocaust memorial

Hundreds protest in downtown Budapest against a vandalism attack on a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust in Hungary.JTA, 21/09/2016 04:53
Israel wins 2nd place in Formula One race

Israel wins 2nd place in Formula One race

Roy Nissany takes second at rainy Formula V8 3.5 Series in Budapest.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/04/2016 21:42
Thousands participate in March of the Living

Thousands participate in March of the Living

Three Christian bishops among tens of thousands who took part in the March of the Living in Hungary.JTA, 19/04/2016 06:03
Will Raoul Wallenberg's fate finally become known?

Will Raoul Wallenberg's fate finally become known?

New initiative launched to find out the truth about the brave Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Jews in WWII.Rochel Sylvetsky, 08/03/2016 20:43
Report: Paris attacker had traveled to Hungary

Report: Paris attacker had traveled to Hungary

Senior Hungarian officials say Salah Abdeslam had been in Budapest before the November 13 Paris attacks.Ben Ariel, 04/12/2015 06:42
Holocaust documents found in Budapest apartment

Holocaust documents found in Budapest apartment

While renovating home, couple finds 6,300 documents from before Hungary liquidated its Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/11/2015 19:12
Love the Stranger Because You Were Once Strangers

Love the Stranger Because You Were Once Strangers

That commandment calls upon Europe now.Former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, 06/09/2015 23:16
Hungary Suffers Two Anti-Semitic Attacks

Hungary Suffers Two Anti-Semitic Attacks

Open-air Holocaust exhibition vandalized with red paint and swastika drawn opposite synagogue in Hungary's capital city Budapest.Cynthia Blank, 09/04/2015 15:12
Hungarian Jewish Leader Apologizes to Merkel

Hungarian Jewish Leader Apologizes to Merkel

Jewish community president of Hungary apologizes for noting Merkel's visit the first since Adolf Eichmann's.Nissan Tzur, 06/02/2015 12:54
Merkel, Orban to Discuss Anti-Semitism in Hungary

Merkel, Orban to Discuss Anti-Semitism in Hungary

European leaders to discuss Jobbik, rising tide of hate crimes in Hungary against Jews in visit to Budapest synagogue.Nissan Tzur, 30/01/2015 10:37
Hungarian Jews Mark 70 Years Since Liberation

Hungarian Jews Mark 70 Years Since Liberation

Hungarian Jews gather to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation by the Red Army of the Budapest ghetto in World War II.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/01/2015 04:42
Holocaust Memorial in Budapest Vandalized

Holocaust Memorial in Budapest Vandalized

Bronze shoes stolen from the riverside Holocaust memorial ‘Shoes on the Danube’ in Budapest.Ben Ariel, 10/09/2014 01:15
European MPs Condemn Kidnapping

European MPs Condemn Kidnapping

Over 20 MPs sign declaration supporting Israel's right to defend against terror, demand PA help return kidnapped students.Ari Yashar, 16/06/2014 11:48
'From Me to We': Globalism and Jewish Identity

'From Me to We': Globalism and Jewish Identity

Youth gather in Budapest for landmark conference to discuss the Jewish community's global contributions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/06/2014 20:57
Hungary Disperses Protest of Holocaust Whitewash

Hungary Disperses Protest of Holocaust Whitewash

Police in Budapest physically disperse protesters, including survivors, of monument that critics say ignores complicity with Nazis.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/04/2014 08:17
Hungarians Protest Monument Whitewashing Holocaust

Hungarians Protest Monument Whitewashing Holocaust

Hundreds of protesters occupy construction site of monument seen as absolving Hungarian Holocaust responsibility.Ari Yashar, 09/04/2014 08:25
Chief Rabbi, Hungarian Pres. Discuss Anti-Semitism

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, 26/03/2014 14:18
Rabbis Gather for Holocaust Memorial in Budapest

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, 25/03/2014 04:44
Dutch MEP Says the Pro-Israeli Camp is Growing

Dutch MEP Says the Pro-Israeli Camp is Growing

Bastiaan Belder, Dutch politician and MEP, said Monday that anti-Israel sentiment is mostly on the Left.Arutz Sheva, 24/03/2014 22:40
Hungary's Jews Mark Anniversary of Nazi Invasion

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, 20/03/2014 03:44
Budapest Mayor to Review Anti-Semite Street Name

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, 31/05/2013 06:44
Hungary: Anti-Semites Given Prison Sentences

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, 11/05/2013 01:50
Lauder Re-Elected World Jewish Congress Head

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, 07/05/2013 14:54
Record Turnout at Budapest Holocaust March

Record Turnout at Budapest Holocaust March

A record 10,000 Hungarians take part annual march to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust.Arutz Sheva staff, 22/04/2013 01:14
Budapest Jewish Leader Attacked Leaving Synagogue

Budapest Jewish Leader Attacked Leaving Synagogue

Police in Budapest said they have arrested two men after a Jewish community leader was attacked after leaving synagogue Friday night. Rachel Hirshfeld, 07/10/2012 08:49
PM, Hungarian President, Discuss Anti-Semitism

PM, Hungarian President, Discuss Anti-Semitism

PM Binyamin Netanyahu met in Jerusalem with Hungarian President Janos Ader to discuss anti-Semitism in Hungary and regional issues.Chana Ya'ar, 17/07/2012 13:09
70-Year-Old Jew Beaten in Budapest

70-Year-Old Jew Beaten in Budapest

70-year-old Jewish man was brutally beaten last week on the streets of Budapest, near the local synagogue.Elad Benari, 15/06/2012 06:43
Protesters Support Former Budapest Chief Rabbi

Protesters Support Former Budapest Chief Rabbi

At least 120 protesters wore the yellow star over the weekend in Budapest in solidarity with former Chief Rabbi Joseph Schweitzer, age 90.Chana Ya'ar, 11/06/2012 17:50
Search for Clues About Wallenberg Continues

Search for Clues About Wallenberg Continues

The chief archivist of Russia’s counterintelligence service said it will continue searching for clues about Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg.Rachel Hirshfeld, 10/06/2012 17:25
Hungary, Romania Head to E. Europe Winter?

Hungary, Romania Head to E. Europe Winter?

Could last year's Arab Spring have led to an Eastern European Winter? The warning signs may be there, the EU and the US fear.Chana Ya'ar, 22/01/2012 13:07