Growing Anti-Semitism: World Jewish Congress Takes on Hungary

Source:Spiegel.

In symbolic protest of growing anti-Semitism in Hungary, the World Jewish Congress will meet in Budapest this weekend. This has angered Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who plans to address the assembly about the criticism. But no amount of talk can erase the fact that right-wing extremism is on the rise there.

János Lázár has had enough, though usually it’s difficult to unsettle the powerful head of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s office. Lázár complained bitterly on Monday at a press conference in Budapest about the international criticism of Hungary, above all that “part of the world labels all of us as anti-Semites.” It is “unethical,” the 38-year-old said, when “injuries in politics and business life are retaliated against with accusations of supposed anti-Semitism.”

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