Mon, 04 Nov 2013
It is a historical travesty to publicly honor a man who introduced anti-Jewish laws in 1938, who sided with Adolf Hitler before and during World War II and who did nothing to prevent the murder of Hungarian Jewry. Jobbik has once again shown its true colors: It is an anti-Semitic, fanatic and anti-democratic party. It is high time Hungary takes decisive action against the party and prevents statues of an associate of the most evil mass murderer of all times.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012
As WJC president, I travel a lot and tend to give a lot of speeches, at ceremonies, dinners or conferences. Normally, the audience is overwhelmingly Jewish, and I know a lot of faces. Last month, I had an experience of a different kind: Over 3,000 Christian Evangelists from all over the world were gathered at the Jerusalem Convention Center for the annual Feast of the Tabernacles, and to express their support and love for Israel. For some time now, various Christian groups have been among the strongest supporters of Israel. I felt it was time a Jewish leader stood up and thanked them for it. I also told them that we as Jews cannot be silent when Christian churches are burned by Muslim fundamentalists throughout the Middle East, when Christian Arabs are murdered only because they are Christians, or when 450,000 Christians are driven out of Syria as happened just in the past year.