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  • Israel’s justice minister: 70 percent of harmful content being removed from social media

    BUDAPEST (JTA) — Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said in Budapest that Facebook, Twitter and Google are removing some 70 percent of harmful content from social media in Israel. “A joining of forces by justice ministers from all over the world against incitement and our joint work vis-a-vis the internet companies will lead to change,”…

  • Israeli found dead in Hungary was killed in robbery, prosecutor says

    BUDAPEST (JTA) — The Israeli citizen found dead in Hungary was killed in a brutal robbery for his two mobile phones, laptop computer and cash, the Hungarian Prosecutor’s Office said Monday. Ofir Gross, 40, who traveled to Hungary for vacation from his studies in biomedical engineering in Germany, was found dead on Saturday evening in…

  • Hungarian police hold 2 in death of Israeli tourist

    BUDAPEST (JTA) — Hungarian police have detained two people in connection with the death of an Israeli citizen, who went missing in the country several days earlier. Ofir Gross, 40, who traveled to Hungary for vacation from his studies in biomedical engineering in Germany, was found dead on Saturday evening. Conflicting news reports say his body…

  • Tens of thousands participate in March of the Living in Hungary

    BUDAPEST (JTA) — Three Christian bishops were among tens of thousands who took part Sunday in the March of the Living in Hungary, as well as the country’s largest anti-racist rally of the year. “It is a historic moment, when the leaders of the Christian and the Jewish religion are on the same stage together,”…

  • Hungarian students stage play about Holocaust for high school competition

    BUDAPEST (JTA) — A play about the fate of the late Israeli politician Josef “Tommy” Lapid during the Holocaust in Hungary was the winner of a contest for Hungarian high school students, held in Budapest. Lapid, a Yugoslavian-born Jew of Hungarian descent, who survived WWII in the Budapest ghetto together with his mother, was the…

  • Budapest promenade named for late Jewish congressman Tom Lantos

    (JTA) — A promenade in Budapest has been named after the late U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor to have served in the Congress. The Tom Lantos Promenade, which was inaugurated Monday, is located near the school the late congressman attended in the Hungarian capital during his teenage years. Lantos, who was part…

  • Hungarian town votes down contested statue of anti-Jewish politician

    The vote in Szekesfehervar follows protests by local and international Jewish groups, as well as by Hungary’s prime minister.

  • US anti-Semitism envoy joins protest against Hungarian statue

    A life-size bronze statue of Hungarian politician Balint Homan, who called for the deportation of Jews during World War II, is scheduled to be erected this month.

  • Hungarian mayor says Israel behind Paris attacks, then apologizes

    The mayor of Szentgotthard apologized the day after his remarks from two weeks ago were made public, saying the wording was “unfortunate.”

  • Hungarian official booed off Jewish festival stage for defending disinvited singer

    The heckling came after Csaba Latorcai defended Maria Petras, who had been scheduled to appear at the festival but was disinvited amid allegations of anti-Semitism.