The Israeli army has occupied a land bank of about 25 hectares in Palestine that belongs to the Catholic Church in an effort to extend its military presence in the area. The occupied land is located between Tayasir and Bardala, in the northern part of the Jordan Valley.
A passion for traditions and national identity ties Hungarian and Jewish people together, and a conclusion of 1956, that is valid to this day, is that it is always worth fighting for freedom and national independence, Szabolcs Takács said at the commemoration held at the Hungarian Embassy in Tel Aviv on the occasion of the anniversary of the 1956 revolution.
Young Hungarians and Israelis participated in a seminar on the promotion of dialogue and reconciliation between Jews, Christians and Gipsies. It was held in Budapest from the 19th to the 23rd of August and the programme included a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum in Poland. Participants also attended a conference and joined in some of the festive events held during the Hungarian national feast day on August 20.
Hungary’s prime minister said he would work to fight anti-Semitism during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In his first visit to Israel as prime minister, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban pledged last Thursday that his country has a “zero tolerance” policy toward anti-Semitism.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lauded Israel’s democracy while calling attention to “the plight of the long-suffering Iranian people” during his satellite video speech to the 13th Annual Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Summit hosted in Washington DC. “Iran’s regime is a point of darkness in the Middle East. Israel is a point of light,” he said.