Tag Archives: Jewish studies

Israel Ends Ethiopian Repatriation Program

Natan Sharansky described it as a “moving historical moment.” The head of the Jewish Agency for Israel — the body tasked with overseeing immigration — on Wednesday accompanied the last group of Ethiopian Jews on their journey to the Holy Land. Some 450 so-called “Falashas” flew to an airport near Tel Aviv in two chartered […]

Why does Hungary still nurture the ancient prejudice of anti-Semitism?

The far right Jobbik party has become the third biggest party in recent year in Hungary, campaigning on a joint ticket to cut down on Roma crime and reduce the “Zionist” influence. As we reported last week, Jobbik controlled-councils have even established twinning arrangements with towns in Iran, much to the bemusement of most local […]

Inside the far-Right stronghold where Hungarian Jews fear for the future

As the World Jewish Congress opens in Budapest amid a rise in anti-Semitism in Hungary, Colin Freeman visits the town of Tiszavasvári, twinned with Iran and the stronghold of the far-Right Jobbik party. As the self-declared “capital” of the ultra-nationalist Jobbik Party, the town of Tiszavasvári prides itself on being a showcase for how the […]

The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking

Thirteen years ago, researchers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum began the grim task of documenting all the ghettos, slave lavor sites, concentration camps and killing factories that the Nazis set up throughout Europe. What they have found so far has shocked even scholars stepped in the history of the Holocaust. The researchers have […]