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Dec 07, 2017

Mazsihisz hopes Jerusalem becomes “a capital of religious peace” for each community

In a joint statement, András Heisler, the federation’s president, and chief rabbi Róbert Frölich said that Jerusalem has always been at the heart of the world’s Jewish community

Mazsihisz, the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary, has said that it hopes Jerusalem would become “a capital of religious peace” for each community.

The organization made the statement following the US president’s announcement on recognizing the city as Israel’s capital and relocating the US embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem.

In a joint statement, András Heisler, the federation’s president, and chief rabbi Róbert Frölich said that Jerusalem has always been at the heart of the world’s Jewish community.

The pair said the community “had been praying for the city” for thousands of years since the destruction of its two temples and will continue to do so even after the decision announced by Donald Trump.

They noted that during their visit to Budapest’s Dohany Street Synagogue in July this year, the Hungarian and Israeli prime ministers expressed hope that Hungary would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a city that is home to the three main monotheistic religions.