The dilemma of Hungarian Jews

The Orban government is basically a dictatorship and was connected with the anti-Semitic Jobbik party. How are the Jews fairing and what should they do? Gábor Somlai, 9/30/2018, 12:41 PM

Hungarian rabbi rejects Hanukkah greeting from anti-Semites

Rabbi from Budapest rejects Hanukkah greeting from the far-right Jobbik party.Ben Ariel and JTA, 12/30/2016, 4:32 AM

Watch: Hungarian Journalist Fired for Tripping Up Migrants

Camerawoman for far-right TV station filmed tripping up father and son as they ran from police.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/9/2015, 2:54 PM

WJC's Lauder: 'Dialog' Needed to Deal With Hungrary Anti-Semites

In interview with the Associated Press, WJC President Ron Lauder says he is 'concerned' about the rise of the far-right in Hungary.Yaakov Levi, 4/12/2015, 7:04 PM

Anti-Semitic Jobbik Party Gains Power; Hungarian Jews Frantic

Hungarian Jewish community alarmed after election results reveal Jobbik is second largest party in Hungary.Haim Lev, Cynthia Blank, 10/19/2014, 10:20 AM

Hungarian Anti-Semitic Party Makes Gains in Local Elections

The openly anti-Semitic Jobbik party comes second in 18 out of 19 counties in local elections.Ben Ariel, 10/14/2014, 2:45 AM

Hungary: Fascists Stage Mock 'Hanging' of Israeli Leaders

Israeli ambassador to Hungary demands inquiry into far-right rally in which effigies of Israeli PM, former president 'publicly hanged'.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/5/2014, 5:22 PM

Hungary's Rome Envoy-to-Be Withdraws after Anti-Semitic Comments

Peter Szentmihalyi Szabo referred to Jews as 'agents of Satan,' who are 'greedy, envious, evil and ugly.' Plus, he doesn't speak Italian.AFP, 7/26/2014, 10:39 PM

Hungary: Town Scraps Plans to Honor Anti-Semitic WWII Dictator

Far-right Jobbik party had fronted campaign to name part of Gyomro's town square after Nazi-Allied leader; Mayor issues apology.AFP, 5/27/2014, 7:21 PM

Euroskeptics Rising, Institutional War Looming Ahead of EU Vote

Euroskeptics expected to make gains, but struggle to find common ground; fascist Jobbik party to overtake left-wing rivals.Arutz Sheva Staff and AFP, 5/19/2014, 6:33 PM

Hungary Remembers Holocaust Amid Boycotts, Protests

Jewish, civil rights groups continue to boycott Holocaust memorial events amidst rising anti-Semitism in the government.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/16/2014, 5:34 PM

EJC: Success of Anti-Semites a 'Dark Day for Hungary'

European Jewish Congress says the success of the openly anti-Semitic Jobbik party is “a source of grave concern for Europe.”Elad Benari, 4/8/2014, 3:44 AM

Hungarian Anti-Semitic Party Gains in Elections

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban wins clear victory in elections, while Jobbik party increases its share of the vote.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/7/2014, 4:42 AM

Hungary's Rebranded Far-Right Eyes Election Success

Jobbik party bouncing back from popularity slump after taking on a 'softer' image; but beneath the facade the same policies remain.Peter Murphy, 4/3/2014, 10:01 AM

Hungarian Prime Minister 'Not Doing Enough on Anti-Semitism'?

Arutz Sheva interviews Hungarian politicians from both sides of the political divide on extremists - and what it means for the Jews.Tova Dvorin, 3/24/2014, 10:06 PM

34% of Hungarians Blame 'Jewish Conspiracy' for Economic Woes

Far right Jobbik party gaining strength in Hungary but Jewish organization says anti-Semitism was worse in 2010.Yoni Kempinski, Budapest, 3/24/2014, 1:48 PM

Rabbi Slams Hungarian Politicians for 'Using Jews' to Gain Votes

Hungarian Chief Rabbi blames politicians, city mayor for anti-Semitic rally held in former synagogue, claims anti-Semitism 'gains votes'.Tova Dvorin, 2/18/2014, 9:43 AM

Fury as Hungarian Far-Right Party Hold Rally in Former Synagogue

Anti-fascist groups protest political rally by far-right Jobbik party in former Hungarian synagogue.Arutz Sheva Staff an AFP, 2/15/2014, 7:00 PM

Neturei Karta Demonstrate in Support of Hungarian Anti-Semite

Small group of radical anti-Zionist sect stand in solidarity with Jobbik party head during controversial London rally.Ari Soffer, 1/29/2014, 5:23 PM

London: Visit by Hungarian Far-Right Leader Sparks Tensions

Leader of Hungary's far-right Jobbik party to address London rally on eve of Holocaust Memorial Day; anti-fascists plan protest.Ari Soffer, 1/26/2014, 11:32 AM

From Hungarian Neo-Nazi to Orthodox Jew

Upcoming documentary focuses on the life story of Csanad Szegedi, the Far Right Jobbik politician who discovered his Jewish roots.Tova Dvorin, 12/17/2013, 12:12 AM

Hungary: Neo-Nazi Gang Sentenced for Brutal Roma Murders

Verdict comes as Jews, Roma, face rising discrimination and attacks in the EU-member state.Ari Soffer, 8/7/2013, 3:23 PM

Europe Parliament Head Says 'Counting Jews' Line a Misquote

European Parliament head demands newspaper clarify how it misquoted him as saying "Hungary wants to count the Jews.” Arutz Sheva staff, 5/21/2013, 9:55 PM

Bulgarian 'Ataka' Party Follows Neo-Nazi Global Trends

Bulgarian 'Ataka' party follows neo-Nazi tides, gaining sizable portion of popular vote in country's parliamentary elections.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/16/2013, 1:37 PM

Hungarian Extremists Stage 'Anti-Zionist' Revenge Rally

Far-right Jobbik party called for an “anti-Zionist” demonstration to be held on eve of World Jewish Congress General Assembly.Rachel Hirshfeld , 4/11/2013, 8:29 PM

Racist Hungarian Journalist Returns State Prize

A Hungarian television presenter, known for his anti-Semitic remarks, has handed back a prestigious state award after public outcry.Rachel Hirshfeld , 3/21/2013, 11:42 PM

Neo-Nazi Parties Threaten to 'Upend European Parliament'

Anti-Defamation League urges United States Congress to mobilize a united voice against the return of political anti-Semitism.Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/27/2013, 8:30 PM

Europe’s 'Democratic Conscience' Votes In Neo-Nazi Party Member

Council of Europe set to approve nomination of Hungarian neo-Nazi to its Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/27/2013, 4:36 PM

Council of Europe Considering Ban on Neo-Nazi MPs

Council of Europe is considering banning extreme-right members if they are affiliated with “neo-Nazi, racist and anti-Semitic" parties. Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/23/2013, 5:31 PM

Hungarian Lawmaker Planning Speaking Tour on ‘Zionist Threat’

A lawmaker from the blatantly anti-Semitic Hungarian Jobbik Party is planning to begin a lecture tour regarding the “Zionist threat.” Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/22/2013, 1:45 AM

Hungary: Referendum on Naming Park After Hitler Ally Fails

Residents of a small Hungarian town have failed to stop a park from taking on the name of the country's Nazi-allied wartime leader.Elad Benari, 1/7/2013, 5:43 AM

Hungarian Jews Cautiously Welcome Holocaust Pension Hike

Hungarian Jews welcome pension hike for Holocaust survivors, but say government needs to do more to combat anti-Semitism. Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/2/2013, 9:30 PM

Hungarian Minister: 'I Am Jewish Whether You Like It Or Not'

Confronting recent anti-Semitic events that have plagued parliament, Hungarian minister revealed he is Jewish, "like it or not."Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/19/2012, 9:00 AM

Hungarian MP Burns Israeli Flag

Independent MP briefly detained for questioning after burning flag in Budapest protest.Gil Ronen, 12/15/2012, 6:50 PM

Hungarian PM Vows to Protect Jews, Fails to 'Quarantine' Jobbik

Hungarian Prime Minister vowed to defend country's Jews from anti-Semitism after a far-right MP made anti-Jewish remarks in parliament. Rachel Hirshfeld , 12/4/2012, 2:18 AM

Neo-Nazi Hungarian Deputy Calls for Resignation of 'Israeli' MP

Outrage over anti-Semitic remarks in Hungarian parliament continued unabated, with Jobbik deputy calling for resignation of 'Israeli' MP.Rachel Hirshfeld , 11/30/2012, 9:46 AM

Hungary Condemns MP Over 'Jewish List' Remarks

Hungarian government condemns the remarks made by a far-right MP to compile a list of residents "of Jewish origin."Elad Benari, 11/28/2012, 6:13 AM

Hungary Condemns Burning of Israeli Flags Outside Synagogue

Hungary's Foreign Ministry condemned the "desecration of an Israeli flag" outside of Budapest’s main synagogue by Jobbik party supporters.Rachel Hrishfeld , 10/25/2012, 6:18 PM

After Discovering Jewish Origin, Hungarian Neo-Nazi Meets Rabbi

After being ousted from far-right Hungarian Jobbik party over his Jewish roots, Csanad Szegedi has reconciled to meet with orthodox rabbi.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/7/2012, 8:12 AM

Hungarian Lawmaker Forced to Resign After Revealing Jewish Roots

Hungarian lawmaker from the far-right Jobbik party resigned after he had tried to cover up his Jewish ancestry for as long as two years. Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/2/2012, 1:27 PM

Extreme Right Hungarian Leader Challenges Chabad Rabbi to Debate

Leader of extreme right Hungarian political party challenged head of the Hungarian Jewish Congregation, to a public debate on anti-Semitism.Rachel Hirshfeld, 7/5/2012, 3:00 PM