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Upon the 25th anniversary to the Hungarian-Israeli resumption of diplomatic relations the commemorative envelope ceremony was held  to-day at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in Budapest.

At the event, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Economic Relations László Szabó emphasized that Hungary way back then was forced to break ties with Israel. It certainly has caused a lot of damage to economic co-operation and relations between the two nation. The inclusion of links then began the friendship, cooperation and plenitude of national economic interests , he added.

The Minister of State recalled on September, 18 will be the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on the resumption of diplomatic relations in Budapest, without prior notice, but after a long preparation. HE – Ilan Mor – Israel’s  Ambassador in Budapest, stressed the friendship between Hungary and Israel, not just the rich common past,  based on history ,  but also on the two countries to cooperate in the future.

The diplomat explained that the flag of Israel and Hungary ont he memorial envelope has a formatted heart shape.  It shows last 25 years as a heart beat of the two kingdom of cooperation. At first this heart beat started on September, 18. 1989., on the date of admission of the establishment of diplomatic relations.  That date Israel will never forget – he said.

Polacsek Csaba – President of the Hungarian Post’s Board of Directors said that already had far more Israeli or Jewish-related issues as publishing memory cards onto the Hungarian-Israeli diplomatic relations and resumption with also to the 20th anniversary stamps which were previously issued:  Jewish art in Hungary, Hungarian Synagogues, Raoul Wallenberg, and also lately to the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust

The commemorative envelope was made in the frame of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. It is a domestic stamp. The coupon is housed in the commemorative text and graphics, also postal and will not be marketed.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter




Sunday, June, 8. 2014.

10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: District VII., Kazinczy Street  – Budapest.

Admission is free!

The Kazinczy Street, once-upon-a-time named Kereszt Street, has always been the heart of what is today considered one of Europe’s must see city’s district with an unmatched atmosphere filled with living Jewish and where the courtyards were … and some still are … filled with blooming plants and trees. This multicultural tradition is dated back to several hundred years.

What has become lately special about this venue that it has been a huge gathering for young and elder folks to attend, relax and enjoy being together at the annual Judafest Street  Fair.  This year as in the previous years, the Kazinczy Street will be dressed up with many colorful programs All along the way live concerts and performances will take place on Sunday, June, 8.2014.

Performers on Three stages  will be setup whereas Vera Jónás Experiment, Bálint Gájer, Bóri Rutkai and her group, Mihály Dés and other guest performance will give live concerts. Those visitors who will be rolling along the pathway at the Judafest and have a scent  the cakes floating by  may see and taste the authentic Jewish cakes.  Be on the spot to taste  „Bake a difference” !  A handful of special Jewish dishes and fingerfood will be there to ease the hungry folks. At the booths visitors may search for craft arts that suits their taste. Not leaving out the small children and kids in having their kinda of special place to enjoy the gigs and activities. During the day visitors may have a peek and discover  the district’s hidden corners of once called the old Jewish Quarter on a „special city walk” offering a superb chance for local Budapest resident, living at other regions in Hungary and tourist staying, working in Budapest to come, to see some remained  interior architectural masterpieces and old courtyards still full of blooming flowers and trees.

In addition to the Kazinczy Street Fair’s activities, the organizers wish to commemorate to the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust with a so-called „social dinner”. Inviting local and Jewish large families to an evening get together around a 50 meters long outdoor dining table. Judafest aims is to call attention and as a reminder to not only the past, but also the importance of the 70 years ahead of all of us.

This is a real multicultural festival when and where locals and foreigners may have a chance to meet with long non seen friends and enjoy meeting new people.

Those visitors arriving by car may park around event area, needn’t have to get a parking ticket, since on Sundays there ain’t any parking fees,  but overall the venue is just a short walk from the Downtown area so better to take a walk to the Fair. Leave the trouble in parking behind.

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Update by Aggie Reiter