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Budapest, 2019. május 5. Tarlós István fõpolgármester (b), Cipi Hotoveli izraeli külügyminiszter-helyettes (b2) és Heisler András, a Magyarországi Zsidó Hitközségek Szövetsége (Mazsihisz) elnöke a Jeruzsálem park névadó ünnepségén a fõváros I. kerületében, a Clark Ádám tér-Lánchíd utca-Friedrich Born rakpart közötti területen 2019. május 5-én. MTI/Szigetváry Zsolt

A green space next to Budapest’s Chain Bridge was named Jerusalem Park at a ceremony on Sunday.

Budapest Mayor István Tarlós said the park’s proximity to the Chain Bridge, perhaps the most noteworthy symbol of Budapest, speaks to its importance. He said that

city leaders had taken the decision to name the park after the ancient capital of the Jewish state in 2018, on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Israel.

Tarlós acknowledged the scale and pace of Israel’s “spectacular” economic growth in the past decades and noted that the Hungarian government had decided to open a diplomatic trade mission in Jerusalem earlier in the year.

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Jerusalem Park, Budapest. Photo: MTI

Tzipi Hotovely, Israel‘s deputy foreign minister, said Jerusalem Park is a “milestone” for Israeli-Hungarian ties and called it “another important step” towards “moving the Hungarian embassy to Jerusalem”.

She thanked the Hungarian government for taking Israel’s side in international forums and acknowledging the country’s right to self-defence.

András Heisler, head of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz), said

the naming ceremony is important not only for the Jewish community, as Jerusalem is the cradle of Judaism and Christianity alike.


Source: MTI

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