Hungary’s Jews face down new anti-Semitism, embrace heritage

17.12.2012                      04.Tewet. 5773

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Hungary's Jews face down new anti-Semitism, embrace heritage

Jewish community determined not to allow a political climate in which they have to defend that identity or even suppress it.

A week after a leader of Hungary's far-right Jobbik party called for lists of prominent Jews to be drawn up to protect national security, Janos Fonagy stepped forward.
"My mother and father were Jewish, and so am I, whether you like it or not," the state secretary of the Development Ministry told parliament, explaining he did not have dual citizenship with Israel and was not religious….