Israeli flag burned in front of Budapest synagogue

By JTA
October 25, 2012 10:18

BUDAPEST, Hungary - An Israeli flag was burned on Tuesday in front of a Budapest synagogue reportedly by members of Jobbik, an ultra-rightist Hungarian political party.

The incident took place at the Dohany Street Synagogue, in the downtown central part of the Hungarian capital. Jobbik members reportedly were taking part in the day's events recalling the Hungarian anti-communist revolution in 1956.

Israel's ambassador to Hungary, Ilan Mor, appearing Tuesday on the liberal opposition’s Hungarian television program on the ATV channel, demanded that "Hungarian democratic forces should refuse this unacceptable anti-Israeli act and criticism."

Jobbik leader Gabor Vona as part of the revolt's commemoration criticized any cooperation between Hungary and Israel, saying the "agreement between Hungary and Israel should be canceled.”


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