Hungary

Top award for Hungarian ‘hate’ journalist

By Sandy Rashty, March 21, 2013

Israel’s ambassador to Hungary has called on the government to revoke an award given to an allegedly antisemitic TV presenter last Friday.

Ferenc Szaniszlo, who works for the privately-owned Echo TV, was presented with Hungary’s top journalism prize, the Tancsics Award.

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Hungary’s self-destructive demons

By Thomas Ország-Land, March 8, 2013

NUMEROUS statues and plaques have recently been unveiled and prominent squares and avenues are being renamed up and down Hungary in honour of Admiral Miklós Horthy, the country’s wartime regent — the politician most responsible for the murder of close to 600,000 Jews during the Holocaust.

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Hungary court orders denier to visit Auschwitz

By Nissan Tzur, February 7, 2013

A court in Hungary has handed a Holocaust-denier an unconventional punishment.

Gyorgy Nagy, 42, was ordered to visit either Hungary’s Holocaust memorial centre, Auschwitz or Yad Vashem in Israel.

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John Mann takes on Hungarians

By Jennifer Lipman, February 1, 2013

The chair of the Parliamentary Committee Against Antisemitism is planning to take a cross-party delegation of MPs to Hungary later this year to challenge the rise of an extremist party in the country.

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MPs warn of far-right rise in Europe during Holocaust Memorial day debate

By Jennifer Lipman, January 25, 2013

MPs spoke movingly of meeting Holocaust survivors and visiting the sites of Nazi atrocities in a parliamentary debate convened to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

In what has become a tradition since 2008, politicians of all parties acknowledged the annual memorial day, which officially takes place this year on Sunday.

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Hungarian hate writer calls for Gypsy 'solution'

By Sarah Pilchick, January 11, 2013

A prominent Hungarian commentator who has been widely accused of writing antisemitic articles has said that Gypsies are “animals” that “shouldn’t be allowed to exist”.

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Fifa punishes Hungary over antisemitic chants

By Marcus Dysch, January 9, 2013

Hungary’s national football team will be forced to play its next match behind closed doors as a result of antisemitic chanting at a game with Israel.

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Anti-hate rally draws 10,000 in Hungary

By Anna Sheinman, December 6, 2012

Ten thousand Hungarians took to the streets of Budapest on Sunday to protest against far-right party Jobbik after one of its politicians caused national outrage by calling for a list of Jews to be drawn up.

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Hungarian community sues Jobbik politician

By Anna Sheinman, November 28, 2012

The Hungarian Jewish community is to initiate legal proceedings against a far-right politician who asked the country’s government to compile a list of Jews who “pose a national security risk”.

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Hungarian politician calls for lists of Jews

By JC Reporter, November 27, 2012

A far-right politician has urged the Hungarian government to identify Jews who pose a “national security risk”, provoking outrage among Jewish leaders.

Marton Gyongyosi, a senior member of Hungarian party Jobbik, said the list was necessary because of heightened tensions following the conflict in Gaza and should include members of parliament.

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