Hungarian far-right decries 'Israeli plot' before meeting

May 4, 2013 17:44

BUDAPEST - Leaders of a far-right Hungarian party accused Israelis of plotting to buy up the country as several hundred nationalists protested on Saturday on the eve of a meeting of the World Jewish Congress in Budapest.

Senior figures from the opposition Jobbik party, the third biggest with 43 seats in the 386-member parliament, harangued the crowd with charges that President Shimon Peres had praised Jews for buying property in Hungary.They said the WJC had decided to hold its four-yearly gathering in Budapest to shame the Hungarian people.

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