FJC’s Jewish community of Mariupol, a city on the forefront of the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine, went on a much-needed break last week to a family camp in a forest-and-lakes Svyatogorsk in Donetsk region.
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban acknowledged his country’s “sin” in failing to protect its Jews during WWII, as he made a joint press statement after meeting with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Neyanyahu in the Hungarian parliament in Budapest.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has welcomed a strong statement from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban acknowledging his country’s “sin” in failing to protect its Jews during World War II and vowing to guarantee the security of the Hungarian Jewish community.
''The European Union is the only international organization that conditions relations with Israel, which gives it technology, on political considerations. Nobody else does that,'' Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly said at a closed meeting in Budapest with leaders of the countries of the Visegrad group, which comprises Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Over 25 families from LifeChanger FSU, a rehabilitation and social support project in Ukraine, participated last month in a summer camp program organized especially for them at FJC’s Alumim complex near Zhitomir.