Far-right Hungarian politician calls on govt to list Jews

November 27, 2012 19:51


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Jewish organizations reacted furiously on Tuesday to the suggestion by far-right Hungarian political leader Marton Gyongyosi that the government draw up a list of Jews living in Hungary who pose a “national security threat” to the country.

Speaking on Monday in the Hungarian parliament about the recent hostilities between Israel and the Hamas regime in Gaza, Gyongyosi said “I think such a conflict makes it timely to tally up people of Jewish ancestry who live here, especially in the Hungarian Parliament and the Hungarian government, who, indeed, pose a national security risk to Hungary.”

Gyongyosi, who is deputy leader of the far-right Jobbik party, was addressing Hungary’s diplomatic stance towards Israel’s recent Pillar of Defense military operation in the Gaza Strip. 

He added that Hungarian Foreign Minister Janos Martonyi had “rushed to make an oath of allegiance to Israel,” during the conflict.

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