Prime Minister Viktor Orban, in a letter to Ronald S. Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, expressed his “surprise” that the WJC leader had asked him “to limit freedom of speech and the freedom of the press” by calling on him to condemn an image that recently appeared on the cover of business weekly Figyelo, which Lauder had called anti-Semitic. Continue reading “Orban to Lauder: ‘You’re asking me to limit press freedom’”
Hungarian President Janos Ader has expressed condolences to the families of victims in a shooting on Saturday that claimed eleven in a Pittsburgh synagogue. Continue reading “Ader sends message of condolence after Pittsburgh shooting”
Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Sunday marked Rosh Hashanah and sent his New Year’s wishes to leaders of Hungary’s Jewish communities. Continue reading “Orban marks Rosh Hashanah in letter to Jewish leaders”
The heads of mission of 25 countries to Hungary marked the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence at a reception held at Budapest’s Sziget Festival on Friday. Continue reading “70th anniversary of State of Israel marked at Sziget Festival”
The New York-based Heritage Foundation for Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries has expressed appreciation for the Hungarian government’s efforts to renew Hungary’s Jewish cemeteries, in a letter forwarded by the prime minister’s press chief to MTI on Wednesday.
Hungary is committed to protecting the Judeo-Christian heritage of Europe and proud of the Jewish community living in the country, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Thursday. Continue reading “Szijjarto: Hungary committed to protecting Judeo-Christian heritage of Europe”
In reply to a letter by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, President Ronald Lauder of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) said he had never made the statement attributed to him concerning the move of the Open Society Foundation (OSF) from Budapest to Berlin, Bertalan Havasi, the prime minister’s press chief, told MTI on Saturday. Continue reading “Lauder refutes statement on OSF move attributed to him”