Hungary Jews Complain About Neo-Nazi 'List'

Right Wing Party Wants To Keep Track of 'Dangerous' Jews

By JTA

Published November 28, 2012.
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A Hungarian Jewish organization said it will file a complaint against a lawmaker who proposed drawing up a list of “dangerous” Jews in government.

“There is no alternative to legal recourse now,” the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation said on Tuesday in a statement about the parliamentary address the previous day by Márton Gyöngyösi of the ultra-nationalist Jobbik party.

During a Parliament session on Israel’s latest clash with Hamas, Gyöngyösi said that Jews in the government posed a national risk and should be monitored. He also said a census should be held of all Hungarian Jews.

Rabbi Slomó Köves – a Chabad emissary and director of the Budapest-based Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation – said his organization is initiating a “criminal procedure” against Gyöngyösi’s “open Nazism inside parliament.”

His statement did not specify which procedure is being taken. Koves also called on Hungarian democratic parties to “take action” on Jobbik – a party which the ADL calls “openly anti-Semitic.”

Several lawmakers in Hungary wore yellow Stars of David on Tuesday as hundreds of protesters rallied to condemn Gyöngyösi for his speech, according to The Associated Press.


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