The renovated synagogue in Rumbach street – Photo: MTI

Semjen: Jewish life sees new renaissance in Hungary

Jewish life is booming in Hungary and undergoing a renaissance, Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjen said on Monday.

The Jewish community is finding its identity again after a period of disruption to their traditions, Semjen said at a National Community Directors’ Forum of the World Jewish Council (WJC) in Budapest.

The Hungarian government has granted 100 million euros to the Jewish denominations since 2010, he noted, and it maintains a policy of zero tolerance to anti-Semitism. It has repeatedly stood up to double standards that Israel has been frequently subjected to, he added.

“Unlike other European countries, Hungary guarantees its Jewish community complete safety. Jewish organisations operate freely, and no one is exposed to physical abuse due to their Jewishness,” he said.

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