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  • Kepiro war crimes trial continues in Budapest

    The war crimes trial of a former World War II gendarmerie officer continued in Hungary, after the accused was declared medically fit to stand trial.

  • Hundreds rally in Budapest for Israel

    Hundreds of pro-Israel demonstrators rallied in front of the Israeli Embassy in Budapest.

  • Abbas: Ready to meet Obama

    Mahmoud Abbas said he hopes to meet Barack Obama soon.

  • Holocaust marked around the world

    In countries around the world, the first-ever international Holocaust Memorial Day was marked with candle lighting, speeches, and commitment to remember.

  • A Mideast ‘Romeo and Juliet

    An adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet” to the Israeli-Palestinian context is proving a huge success in Budapest.

  • Survivor gets his Nobel award

    Imre Kertesz, the Hungarian Holocaust survivor who won this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature, addressed the Swedish Academy in Stockholm and talked about his belief that his writing reflects a universal perspective on the Holocaust and on dictators

  • Nobel winner didn’t choose Jewish identity

    He is the first Hungarian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, but — as a Jew and a survivor of Auschwitz — Imre Kertesz feels his writing reflects a more universal perspective. Kertesz hopes his prize will inspire Hungarians, both Je

  • Police: Germans behind 1991 attack in Hungary

    BUDAPEST, Oct. 11 (JTA) — Rejecting earlier theories, Hungarian security officials now believe that the German Red Army Faction was behind a 1991 bomb attack near Budapest International Airport that targeted Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Confirming Interpol sources, Deputy Col. Zoltan Nagy, head of Interpol’s Hungarian Office, told JTA that “at least…

  • Iranian women are stars at Jewish gathering

    BUDAPEST, June 11 (JTA) — Some 130 participants came from 20 countries to this year’s European conference of the International Council of Jewish Women, but it was two women in particular — both from Tehran — who became the center of attention. The first Iranian women to receive official clearance to attend the conference, Marian…

  • Embassy in Budapest honors wartime heroine

    BUDAPEST, April 19 (JTA) — Proud words and anguished tears marked a Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony here this week for a wartime Jewish heroine. On Thursday, as events were held around the world to remember the Holocaust, guests gathered at the Israeli Embassy for the unveiling of a plaque honoring Hannah Senesh. Known better outside…