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A Letter From Budapest

A personal quest becomes political, as Prime Minister Viktor Orbán transforms a once-flourishing democracy into the vanguard of new European authoritarian nationalism. A report for Hungary’s National Day.

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Leader Of Viennese Jewish Community Will Not Attend Holocaust Ceremony If Far-Right Party Is Present

“If there will be ministers there for the Freedom Party, and I’m sure there will be, I will not be able to shake their hands,” Oskar Deutsch told Makor Rishon

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Likud Puts Kosher Stamp on Anti-Semitic Attacks Against George Soros

No matter what you think of the philanthropist’s politics, the campaign targeting him targets us all

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Statue of György Lukács in Budapest to Be Removed

The Marxist philosopher’s views do not apparently sync with those of Viktor Orbán’s Hungarian government

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Plan To Open Another Holocaust Museum in Budapest Faces Criticism—From Jews

Many worry it will be window-dressing for politicians who want to be seen remembering the Shoah but ignore today’s anti-Semitism

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Hungary to Resume Reparations Payments

Following a yearlong freeze, a crisis is sidestepped

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Ron Lauder’s Weird Dinner

WJC chief waffles after condemning Hungarian PM’s inaction

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Daybreak: Israel Reportedly Strikes Syrian Sites

Plus an update from Hungary, chips and dip, and an Orthodox surfer

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Meet Europe’s New Fascists

Hungary’s far-right activists used to rally in the streets. Now they’re in parliament, where their party, Jobbik, is stoking hatred of Jews and Roma.

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