Monday, March 5, 2007


Hungarian political unrest spurs anti-Semitism (JTA)
Hungary's leader warned of rising anti-Semitism. Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany said in an interview published over the weekend that the hatred of Jews in Hungary has reached new heights since a wave of anti-government protests last year. "I have to say that there have never been so many anti-Semitic remarks as now," Gyurcsany told Britain's Times newspaper.

Hungary's left-leaning government was disgraced in September after it was revealed to have lied about the economy in order to win the previous election. Gyurcsany said that during the resulting demonstrations, protesters tried to blame Jewish politicians, apparently with the encouragement of right-wing opposition members. "There is something horrible happening," said Gyurcsany, whose wife is of Jewish descent.

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