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  11/27/2012, Kislev 13, 5773

Hungarian Government Condemns Calls for List of Jews


A Hungarian far-right deputy's suggestion to compile a list of residents "of Jewish origin" sparked an outcry on Tuesday in Hungary, which has seen a series of anti-Semitic incidents in recent months.

"The Hungarian government condemns in the strongest possible terms remarks made by (far-right party) Jobbik's Marton Gyongyosi in parliament," the government said in a statement.

"The government is opposed to all forms or expressions of extremism, racist or anti-Semitic, and does everything in its power to combat it."

On Monday, Gyongyosi suggested drawing up a list of those who might pose a "security risk" for Hungary, citing Israel's recent conflict with the Hamas-run Gaza.