Hungary

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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Hungary in £5m row with Claims Conference

By Ruth Ellen Gruber, September 6, 2012

Hungary and the Claims Conference traded barbs last week after the country demanded the return of more than £5 million it had handed over for Hungarian Holocaust survivors living abroad.

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Debrecen, Hungary’s historic second city

By Lucy Daltroff, August 28, 2012

The plane landed, the orchestra started playing and the locals got out of their cars and clapped.

That is when I realised the real significance of being on the first flight from Luton to Debrecen, Hungary’s second city.

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Antisemitic chants at football game in Budapest

August 21, 2012

Hungarian authorities addressed the behaviour of fans who chanted antisemitic slogans during a football game between Hungary and Israel last Wednesday, 15 August.

Hungarian fans chanted “Stinking Jews” and “Heil Benito Mussolini,” turned their backs during Hatikva and waved Palestinian and Iranian flags throughout the match in Budapest.

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Far-right Hungarian party sacks member with Jewish ancestry

By Martin Mevius, August 2, 2012

Jobbik, a far-right Hungarian party, has ordered one of its MEPs, Csanád Szegedi, to step down following revelations about his Jewish ancestry.

In June, the Jobbik MEP told ultra-right wing magazine Barikád he had “just discovered” his Jewish roots. Mr Szegedi said he had learned that his grandmother, Magdolna Klein, was an Auschwitz survivor.

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