Új Kelet

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UJ Kelet, 1925

Új Kelet (Hungarian translation: "New East") is a Zionist Jewish newspaper in the Hungarian language which first appeared in Kolozsvár (Cluj) in Transylvania, Romania, and was later revived in Tel Aviv, Israel.

On the initiative of Chajjim Weiszburg, a leader of the Zionist movement, Uj Kelet was launched as a weekly on December 19, 1918. It become a daily in 1920. The first editor was Béla Székely, who was succeeded in 1919 by Ernõ Márton.

From 1927 until the end of its Transylvanian period, the editor was Ferenc Jámbor. After the Hungarian annexation of Cluj in 1940, the Horthy regime banned the paper because of its strong Zionist line. Márton emigrated to Palestine (Eretz Israel) after World War II, and in 1948, with David Schon the paper reappeared under his editorship in Tel Aviv. Among the known writers in the newspaper, in the period of his concert in Israel, there were Alexander Sauber, Rudolf Kastner, Yossef Lapid, Ephraim Kishon, Otto Rappaport, Elemer Diamant. Uj Kelet