Hungary

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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Concerns of anti-semitism in Euro media

By Jon Silverman, October 26, 2012

Journalists from Hungary and Slovakia have voiced concern about the level of antisemitism in the media of their respective states.

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Senior member of Budapest Jewish community attacked

By Sandy Rashty, October 11, 2012

A senior member of the Budapest Jewish community was attacked on his was home from synagogue last week, one week after the Hungarian prime minister gave a speech promoting nationalist “blood and soil” ideology.

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In defence of a maligned state

By Monica Porter, September 30, 2012

Hungary, the country of my birth, gets a fairly bad press in the antisemitism stakes. Naturally, the recent rise of the ultra-nationalist Jobbik Party - blatantly no friend to Jews or Gypsies - hasn't helped.

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