Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Row in Hungary over far-right politician's Jewish jibe

    Israel's envoy in Hungary has cancelled a scheduled visit to the northern town of Eger to protest against allegedly antisemitic comments made by a local politician and directed at a Jewish actor.

    The Eger council member, who is part of the right-wing Fidesz party, is reported to have called national film star Jozsef Szekhelyi a "filthy Jew" who sympathises with left-wing politics.

    The comments, during a Tourism and Culture Commission meeting that took place last September, were caught on tape but were only disclosed earlier this month.

    The Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities, Mazsihisz, submitted an official police complaint following the disclosure.

    "Eger would not be what it is today without Jews," responded the town's mayor, Laszlo Habis.

    "I would like ambassador Ilan Mor to get to know us and see that there is no discrimination in Eger," said Mr Habis.

    The Budapest Jewish community is understood to be planning to stage a solidarity event to support Mr Szekhelyi on Sunday.

World

Rabbi among Mexico quake victims

Daniel Sugarman

Monday, September 25, 2017

Rabbi among Mexico quake victims
World

Jewish groups angered at Trump HMD message

Daniel Sugarman

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Jewish groups angered at Trump HMD message
Education features

Allegations of anti-Semitism Oxford University Labour Club

Baroness Jan Royall

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Allegations of anti-Semitism Oxford University Labour Club
World

Writer who uncovered troll hit by online antisemitism

Lianne Kolirin

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Writer who uncovered troll hit by online antisemitism
UK News

UCL publishes investigation into UCLU event

Daniel Sugarman

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

UCL publishes investigation into UCLU event
World

Netanyahu invited to meet Abbas in Paris

Rosa Doherty

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Netanyahu invited to meet Abbas in Paris
World

Trump to crackdown on Iran and its "terrorist minions", says Pence

JC Reporter

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Trump to crackdown on Iran and its "terrorist minions", says Pence
Leaders

The JC leader: On Corbyn, and on Arkush

The JC Leader

Friday, January 20, 2017

The JC leader: On Corbyn, and on Arkush
UK News

Commission criticised over inquiry into 'antisemitic' charity

Daniel Sugarman

Monday, December 5, 2016

Commission criticised over inquiry into 'antisemitic' charity