Strengthening ties with the government and the people
In 1997, AJC advocated NATO admission for Hungary, along with Poland and Czechia, contending that “an enlarged NATO will mean greater security and stability and also hasten the political and economic integration of Europe.”
The opening of AJC’s Shapiro Silverberg Central Europe Office in March 2017 presented AJC with the opportunity to strengthen our ties with Hungary and its Jewish community. In April 2017, AJC and the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary (Magyarországi Zsidó Hitközségek Szövetsége, or MAZSIHISZ) signed a formal partnership agreement at the historic Dohány Street Synagogue.
AJC also maintains regular ties with the Permanent Representation of Hungary to the European Union through our Brussels-based Transatlantic Institute.