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Son of Saul’ Wins Oscar for Best Foreign Film

20 Adar I 5776 – February 29, 2016
'Son of Saul's' riveting plot brought a first-time Oscar for a Hungarian film, by a first-time director.

Greece to Ignore EU’s Anti-Israel Labeling Rules

20 Kislev 5776 – December 1, 2015
Greece joins Hungary in deciding to ignore the EU order to label goods made in post-1967 areas where Israelis live.

Pro-Israel Legislators in Jerusalem to ‘Stand with Israel’

16 Tishri 5776 – September 29, 2015
The annual conference features 22 legislators from 18 countries and will attack the BDS movement.

New Jerusalem Street Honors Savior of 40,000 Jews During Holocaust

13 Elul 5775 – August 27, 2015
Moshe Krausz died alone and almost forgotten despite his saving more Jews than Schindler and Kasztner combined.

Building of WWII Statue Begins in Budapest as Jews Protest

9 Nisan 5774 – April 9, 2014
Members of the Jewish community were among the demonstrators protesting the construction of a controversial monument to the Hungarian victims of the German occupation,...

Survey: Up to 49 Percent of Hungarians Harbor Anti-Semitic Views

23 Adar II 5774 – March 24, 2014
A new survey of anti-Semitic attitudes in Hungary showed up to 40 percent of respondents accepted some anti-Semitic attitudes. Conducted in December and commissioned by...

Hungary’s Jewish Community Marks 70th Anniversary of Nazi Invasion

18 Adar II 5774 – March 20, 2014
The Hungarian Jewish community held a memorial event in front of the downtown Dohany Street Synagogue in Budapest Wednesday to mark the 70th anniversary...

Rabbi Finds 103 Torah Scrolls Stolen from Jews in Hungary

19 Adar I 5774 – February 18, 2014
A senior Hungarian rabbi said Tuesday he has found 103 Torah scrolls that were stolen from Hungarian Jews in World War II and hidden...

Hungarian Jews May Use Force to Stop Jobbik Protest

7 Adar I 5774 – February 6, 2014
The Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz) is considering sending people to physically prevent Hungary's ultra-nationalist Jobbik party from holding a rally at a...

Holocaust Historian Returns Honor from Hungary over ‘Whitewash’

26 Shevat 5774 – January 26, 2014
Holocaust historian Randoph Braham is returning a high honor from the Hungarian state as a protest against attempts to whitewash Hungary’s role in the...

Hungarian Jewish Leaders Accuse Government of Minimizing Holocaust

19 Shevat 5774 – January 20, 2014
Hungarian Jewish leaders demanded the resignation of a key government appointee and threatened to boycott government-sponsored events marking the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust...

Canada Sends Ex-Jobbik Leader Packing before Montreal Speech

8 Tevet 5774 – December 10, 2013
Canadian immigration officials this week ordered a former leader of the ultra-nationalist Jobbik party in Hungary out of the country prior to a speaking...

Re-Elected WJC President Returning Jews to Eastern Europe

27 Iyyar 5773 – May 7, 2013
What President Lauder sees as the top assignment for the Jewish people is terrifyingly unique, if you're a student of history.

Hungarian Lawmaker Burns Israeli Flag, Others Call for Jew Screening

4 Tevet 5773 – December 17, 2012
Balazs, 37, left his extremist, right-wing party, disgusted with the decline of its radical standards.

Hungarian Jews to Russia: Give Us Back Our Looted Torahs

19 Kislev 5773 – December 3, 2012
Hungarian Jewry is asking the government of Russia to release between 300 and 400 Torah scrolls, covers, crowns, pointers, and other objects seized by the Nazis during World War II and then appropriated by the Red Army.

Hungarian Parliamentarian Calls To Make List of Jews

14 Kislev 5773 – November 28, 2012
A call by a far-right Hungarian parliamentarian to register Jews on lists as national security threats met international condemnation on Tuesday, as well as a protest outside the legislature, calling for his resignation.

Israeli Flag Burned in Front of Budapest Synagogue

9 Heshvan 5773 – October 25, 2012
An Israeli flag was burned in front of a Budapest synagogue on Tuesday by members of an ultrarightist Hungarian party as part of their celebrations of an anti-communist revolution taking part in the country in 1956.

Teva Opens Massive Plant in Hungary

29 Tishri 5773 – October 15, 2012
Teva Pharmaceuticals has opened a new $110 million plant in Hungary, set to be one of the largest sterile medicines plants in the world.

Jewish Leader Assaulted on Street in Budapest

21 Tishri 5773 – October 7, 2012
Police in Budapest have arrested two young men after they allegedly assaulted the leader of a Jewish congregation.

EU launches Online Anti-Semitism Survey

19 Elul 5772 – September 6, 2012
The European Union launched an online survey into how Jews experience anti-Semitism in nine member states. Results will be published in an EU report next...

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