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March 12, 2013 2:26 pm

Hungarian Politician: Government Controlled by Zionists

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Márton Gyöngyösi. Photo: Facebook

Jobbik party officials in Hungary have not reacted kindly to the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s protest of their deepening ties with Iran.

“Jobbik has been shocked to learn that the delegation of Simon Wiesenthal Center called for an intvestigation into the ‘suspicious’ relation of Jobbik and Iran at their meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Tibor Navrasics and State Secretary of the Foreign Ministry Zsolt Nemeth,” Jobbik’s deputy leader, Márton Gyöngyösi, said in a statement.

Jobbik is one of the largest political parties in Hungary and is known for incorporating anti-Semitism into its party platform.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center protested the ties between Jobbik and Iran after an alarming article published by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency coincided with a trip to Hungary by a delegation from the organization.

In his statement Gyongyosi also accused the Hungarian government of being controlled by “Zionists.”

“As we can see the Zionist organizations pressure openly not only our government but the jurisdiction as well. Seeing the deeds and hearing the statements from the government we suspect that there has not remained a grain of sovereignty in Hungary but the government continuously acts under the pressure of the Zionist lobby powers,” he said.

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  • Eric R.

    Granted, this is disturbing and these people are sick, but how well does Israel get on with the other 85-90% of Hungarians?

    After all, Golden Dawn gets a similar vote percentage in Greece as Jobbik does in Hungary, yet Israel-Greece relations have never been better, trade is booming, joint military exercies are held, and Israeli tourists are flocking to Greece in record numbers.

  • Steven

    Hungary is a member of the EU and NATO and as such should be put on notice by the EU and NATO that overt antisemitism is not tolerated.

    The west should exert more pressure on the Hungarian government to educate their citizens in matters of racism!

    • Eric R.


      The EU is so riddled with Jew-hatred that it has no right to lecture the Hungarians about it. Since EU Jew-hatred comes from the left, however, the international news media (and most Jewish organizations) give it a pass.

      Even Algemeiner, which I did not think was left-leaning, seems to worry about Jew-hatred far more from what are deemed “far-right” groups (they are far-right in name only, they usually have far-left economic agendas) than from Socialists, Communists and Greens who actually hold the real power in Europe, and hate Jews just as much.