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'Hungary will continue to support Israel - no matter who the PM is'

'Hungary will continue to support Israel - no matter who the PM is'

'Relationship and policies towards Israel will remain the same,' Hungary's FM Szijjártó promises.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/06/2021 13:03
Supporting Israel: "Both-sides-ism" is out of place

Supporting Israel: "Both-sides-ism" is out of place

Israel's drive to end Hamas attacks is supported by not a few countries, politicians and citizens. Some sent their messages to Arutz Sheva.Jörg Meuthen, 16/05/2021 07:49
Jerusalem court issues nonbinding injunction on Hungary government

Jerusalem court issues nonbinding injunction on Hungary government

Jerusalem rabbinical court orders Hungary to freeze funding temporarily for feuding Jewish groups.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 22/04/2021 08:25
Hungary: Jewish group threatens to sue for Holocaust restitution funds

Hungary: Jewish group threatens to sue for Holocaust restitution funds

Orthodox Jews in Hungary threaten to sue non-Orthodox group for alleged $33 million debt.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 05/03/2021 07:32
Hungarian Deputy PM blasts kosher slaughter ruling as 'disgrace'

Hungarian Deputy PM blasts kosher slaughter ruling as 'disgrace'

European Jewish Association Chair: 'Hungary has consistently shown action to match its words, we hope other countries will follow.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/12/2020 19:45
Hungary: Family means mother is a woman, father is a man

Hungary: Family means mother is a woman, father is a man

Hungarian parliament passes law defining family as 'union between a man and a woman only,' barring LGBT couples from adopting children.Nissan Tzur, 16/12/2020 10:54
US Embassy in Budapest condemns Hungarian official's article comparing Soros to Hitler

US Embassy in Budapest condemns Hungarian official's article comparing Soros to Hitler

US Embassy in Budapest condemns Hungarian official's article that drew parallels between American-Hungarian billionaire and the Nazis.Elad Benari, 01/12/2020 06:14
Hungarian culture czar retracts article comparing Soros to Hitler

Hungarian culture czar retracts article comparing Soros to Hitler

Government-appointed cultural commissioner says he will retract anti-George Soros article "independently of what I think".Ben Ariel, 30/11/2020 05:02
Hungary culture czar under fire for comparing George Soros to Hitler

Hungary culture czar under fire for comparing George Soros to Hitler

'Poles and Hungarians are the new Jews.' Hungarian government's cultural commissioner ripped for 'abusing' legacy of the Holocaust.AFP, 29/11/2020 15:56
Headstones smashed at Jewish cemeteries in Moldova and Hungary

Headstones smashed at Jewish cemeteries in Moldova and Hungary

5 headstones smashed at Moldova cemetery which has been repeatedly targeted in recent years.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 03/11/2020 18:44
Rosh Hashanah on the Danube? This year in Hungary

Rosh Hashanah on the Danube? This year in Hungary

After the Hungarian government banned all worship in traditional houses of prayer, Hungary's Jews came up with alternative arrangements.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 18/09/2020 08:28
Hungarian FM to attend signing of Israel's agreements with UAE and Bahrain

Hungarian FM to attend signing of Israel's agreements with UAE and Bahrain

Peter Szijjarto will be the only EU diplomatic leader to attend signing ceremony for agreements between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain.Elad Benari, 14/09/2020 04:07
Hungary to close its borders over coronavirus fears

Hungary to close its borders over coronavirus fears

Hungary announces it will close its borders as of September 1 because of new coronavirus fears.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 28/08/2020 22:01
Hungary’s largest Jewish group expels rabbi who said Zionism is causing another Holocaust

Hungary’s largest Jewish group expels rabbi who said Zionism is causing another Holocaust

Left-wing Hungarian rabbi terminated by country's largest Jewish organization over his claims Zionism is leading to second Holocaust.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 12/08/2020 15:02
Hungarian FM: Hague Tribunal biased against Israel

Hungarian FM: Hague Tribunal biased against Israel

Hungary's FM Péter Szijjártó spoke with Israel's Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, proclaiming his country's continued support for Israel.Nitzan Keidar, 21/05/2020 15:59
Israel must ally with the "Shield of Europe" states

Israel must ally with the "Shield of Europe" states

The pandemic divided Europe into two: rich Eurabia which plunged into chaos and relatively poor Eastern Europe which did not. Opinion. Alexander Maistrovoy, 14/05/2020 12:00
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
Hungary allows entry for Israeli workers to manage kosher food shortage amid COVID-19

Hungary allows entry for Israeli workers to manage kosher food shortage amid COVID-19

Hungary allows entry for Israelis with jobs in kosher food industry to work at one of the only kosher slaughterhouses in Europe still open.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2020 17:07
Hungarian Jewish community to supply kosher poultry to Europe

Hungarian Jewish community to supply kosher poultry to Europe

Jewish community of Hungary to supply tens of thousands of packages of poultry to Jewish communities across Europe in response to shortages.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/04/2020 22:01
Jewish cemetery vandalized in Hungary

Jewish cemetery vandalized in Hungary

Gravestones in Jewish cemetery of Kiskunfélegyháza were pushed over and severely damaged earlier this month.Ben Ariel, 17/03/2020 05:06
Far-right Hungarian party elects candidate with Jewish roots & a history of anti-Semitism

Far-right Hungarian party elects candidate with Jewish roots & a history of anti-Semitism

Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party has anti-Semitism baggage — and a new leader with Jewish roots.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 27/01/2020 07:53
Judit Varga: Hungary is the safest place for Jews

Judit Varga: Hungary is the safest place for Jews

Hungary's Minister of Justice Judit Varga: Our Jewish community ​is enjoying a​ renaissance, we have "zero tolerance" for anti-Semitism.Nitsan Keidar, Poland, 21/01/2020 06:31
Hungary backs Israel on ICC probe

Hungary backs Israel on ICC probe

Hungarian Foreign Minister tells Israeli counterpart that Hungary believes ICC does not have jurisdiction to investigate Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/01/2020 03:04
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
Hungarian author, dissident Gyorgy Konrad, dies

Hungarian author, dissident Gyorgy Konrad, dies

Jewish-Hungarian author and Holocaust survivor dies at 86.AFP, 14/09/2019 23:51
‘Filthy Jews belong in the gas chamber’

‘Filthy Jews belong in the gas chamber’

Five men tell Hungarian cantor and his wife they ‘belong in the gas chamber.’Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 30/08/2019 17:52
Study: Hungary has highest rate of Ashkenazi genes after Israel

Study: Hungary has highest rate of Ashkenazi genes after Israel

Genetic tests conducted in Hungary suggest that the relative prevalence there of Jewish genes is double that of the United States.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 13/08/2019 22:46
Hungarian Jews form unlikely alliance with far-right party

Hungarian Jews form unlikely alliance with far-right party

Left-leaning Jews in Hungary increasingly appear ready to work with far-right Jobbik party, now led by a former neo-Nazi.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 13/08/2019 07:51
  Buried treasure poses Holocaust puzzle for Hungary museum

Buried treasure poses Holocaust puzzle for Hungary museum

Vast trove of antique and Roman-era coins unearthed in former Hungary wartime Jewish ghetto proves conundrum for historians.AFP, 21/07/2019 12:42
Hungarian town gets new Torah scroll

Hungarian town gets new Torah scroll

New Torah scroll dedicated at special synagogue facing Mád's cemetery.Michal Levi, 09/07/2019 13:02
Hungary: Jews come to Israel after 13% increase in anti-Semitism

Hungary: Jews come to Israel after 13% increase in anti-Semitism

International Fellowship of Christians and Jews brings first Hungarian Jews to Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/06/2019 16:37
Salvage teams work to raise sunken boat to Danube surface

Salvage teams work to raise sunken boat to Danube surface

Four bodies of South Korean tourists recovered from boat that sank two weeks ago; Estimated dozens more bodies trapped in ship wreckage.Mordechai Sones, 11/06/2019 15:39
Hungary’s Holocaust museum to address complicity

Hungary’s Holocaust museum to address complicity

Hungary’s Holocaust museum will address complicity, avoid trivializing questions of morality, Jewish managers say.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 03/06/2019 07:53
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
Hungary opens first European diplomatic mission in Jerusalem

Hungary opens first European diplomatic mission in Jerusalem

Hungary opens new trade office, branch of Hungarian embassy, in Jerusalem, the first European nation to do so.AFP, 19/03/2019 19:18
Hungary to open Jerusalem diplomatic office in two weeks

Hungary to open Jerusalem diplomatic office in two weeks

Hungarian FM Péter Szijjártó to hold dedication ceremony for Jerusalem trade office on March 19, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/03/2019 08:03
Scammers steal $437k from Hungarian synagogue project.

Scammers steal $437k from Hungarian synagogue project.

Government money intended for Hungarian Jews’ synagogue renovation project disappears, police investigate.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 22/02/2019 13:51
Hungary to open trade office in Jerusalem

Hungary to open trade office in Jerusalem

Hungarian PM announces his country will open a trade office in Jerusalem that has “diplomatic status”.Ben Ariel, 20/02/2019 05:27
Hungarian Foreign Minister on Israel Relations

Hungarian Foreign Minister on Israel Relations

Hungary seeks to stay out of current spat between Poland and Israel. i24News interviews the Hungarian foreign minister.i24News, 19/02/2019 22:29
Hungarian Reform community against search for bones in Danube

Hungarian Reform community against search for bones in Danube

'The search and investigation of these bones is unnecessary, and it also damages the dignity and of the dead, Jews and non-Jews alike.'Arutz Sheva Staff, JTA, 18/01/2019 08:17
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
Hungarian PM calls for right to take over EU policy

Hungarian PM calls for right to take over EU policy

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban says European right must unite to end open mass migration of Muslims to Europe.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/01/2019 20:45
Soros University expelled from Hungary

Soros University expelled from Hungary

Central European University forced to move to Vienna after government disallows continued operation.Mordechai Sones, 03/12/2018 16:34
Leader of Hungary's extremist party resigns over anti-Semitism

Leader of Hungary's extremist party resigns over anti-Semitism

Leader of Jobbik Party resigns from leadership positions following release of recording of an admission of an anti-Semitic act.Ben Ariel, 03/12/2018 04:33
Israeli officials condemn depiction of Hungarian Jewish leader

Israeli officials condemn depiction of Hungarian Jewish leader

Israel asks Hungarian government to condemn anti-Semitic depiction of the head of Hungary’s Jewish federation on cover of prominent weekly.Orli Harari, 02/12/2018 02:10
Hungarian Jews blast incitement against leader

Hungarian Jews blast incitement against leader

Hungary's largest Jewish organization blasts pro-government magazine which depicted its leader surrounded by banknotes.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 30/11/2018 22:25
Hungary pledges $3.4 million to fight anti-Semitism in Europe

Hungary pledges $3.4 million to fight anti-Semitism in Europe

Hungarian government puts up $3.4 million for efforts to rein in anti-Semitism across Europe.JTA, 28/11/2018 14:53
Report: Israel to withdraw from UN migration agreement

Report: Israel to withdraw from UN migration agreement

Israel reportedly not to ratify Global Compact for Migration at request of US, other allies, despite helping formulate it.Gary Willig, 19/11/2018 21:28
The dilemma of Hungarian Jews

The dilemma of Hungarian Jews

The Orban government is basically a dictatorship and was connected with the anti-Semitic Jobbik party. How are the Jews fairing and what should they do? Gábor Somlai, 30/09/2018 12:41
Hungary transfers Holocaust museum to Jewish community

Hungary transfers Holocaust museum to Jewish community

Ownership of new Holocaust museum in Budapest transferred to Chabad-affiliated Jewish federation following years-long dispute.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/09/2018 08:08
'Hungary defiant in face of EU censure'

'Hungary defiant in face of EU censure'

'We need new European Commission committed to defense of Europe's borders.' — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.Mordechai Sones, 13/09/2018 16:50
EU punishes Hungary

EU punishes Hungary

European Parliament activates Article 7 for first time against a member nation in response to Hungary's anti-illegal immigrant policies.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/09/2018 15:42
Hungary's Holocaust museum to open in 2019 - after 4-year delay

Hungary's Holocaust museum to open in 2019 - after 4-year delay

Chabad Hungary joins Holocaust museum project boycotted by other Jewish groups.JTA, 08/09/2018 21:24
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
Israeli citizen killed in accident in Hungary

Israeli citizen killed in accident in Hungary

44-year-old from Arab city of Arraba killed in head-on collision on road connecting Budapest and Debrecen.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 03/08/2018 21:44
Tourists charged with stealing bricks from concentration camp

Tourists charged with stealing bricks from concentration camp

30-year-old woman, 36-year-old man confess after being caught stealing bricks from Auschwitz concentration camp as 'souvenirs'.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/07/2018 16:41