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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Police in Budapest have arrested two young men after they allegedly assaulted the leader of a Jewish congregation.

EU launches Online Anti-Semitism Survey

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...

A Journey of a Thousand Steps

I read an article today. My emotions went up and down as I read it, ending with the thought that the man in the story was about to embark on a journey of a thousand steps and that somewhere along that journey, his grandparents would smile.

The Train

He was having trouble getting up from the platform and into the cattle car. After all, he was only twelve years old and there was no ramp leading inside. An SS thug saw him “dawdling” in front of the car and aimed a boot at the boy’s posterior. The boy jumped out of the way just in time and the SS man fell to his face from the violence of his own kick.

Reform Congregations in Hungary Lose State Recognition

The European Union for Progressive Judaism and Hungary’s two Reform congregations took their case against Hungary’s new law on religion to the European Court...

Hungarian Police Investigating Desecration of Holocaust Monument

A Holocaust memorial monument in the southwest of Hungary was desecrated. The perpetrators broke off several parts of the bronze monument, which stands 3 1/2...

Antisemitism on the Rise in Europe

The virus of antisemitism persists in haunting Europe. In recent months, antisemitism has been exhibited all too often in European countries, not just in theory but in practice.

European Report Finds High Levels of Anti-Semitism, Correlation Between Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israel Attitudes

Among its results, the study found that 72% of Polish citizens agree or strongly agree that "Jews try to take advantage of having been victims during the Nazi era," and that 68% of Hungarians share this sentiment. Nearly 70% percent of Hungarians also think that "Jews have too much influence" in their country.

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