May 3rd, 2013

Preview: World Jewish Congress to start in Budapest on Sunday

The 14th General Assembly of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) will take place in Budapest from Sunday to Tuesday, with Prime Minister Viktor Orban scheduled to address the opening.

The opening will also be addressed by Silvan Shalom, the Israeli energy and water resources minister, and Peter Feldmajer, the president of the federation of Hungarian Jewish communities MAZSIHISZ.

The session on Monday will be opened by German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and its agenda will include a discussion on the situation and prospects in the Middle East. Delegates are also scheduled to elect new WJC officials.

On Tuesday they will discuss the rise of far-right ideologies and the WJC’s plans for 2013-2017. Another topic will be the freedom of religion and the session will be addressed by Cardinal Peter Erdo, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest and President of the Council of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe.

The WJC told MTI that they hold the congress this year in Budapest because the organisation wants to display solidarity with Hungary’s Jewry. The population of the Jewish community exceeds 100,000, being the largest in Central Europe, they added.

The General Assembly will close with an address by Ronald S. Lauder, the president of WJC.

The event is expected to be attended by some 500 delegates.

Visit to receive Hungarian news agency MTI’s twice-daily newsletter.
Please note that due to a large volume of trolling and false abuse flags, we are currently only accepting comments from logged-in users.
  • patriot

    I have one question!!!

    Now the Jews have a country, why they play this games ???
    Hold that Congress In Israel? why In Bozgoria????

  • stanlee98

    How do you say in English “a pofátlan kurva anyját az egész rohadt zsidó maffiának”_

All content © 2004-2015 The All Hungary Media Group. Articles, comments and other information on the All Hungary Media Group's network of sites are provided "as is" without guarantees, warranties, or representations of any kind, and the opinions and views expressed in such articles and columns are not necessarily those of the All Hungary Media Group.