Far Right Hungarian Politician Calls For ‘List Of Jews’

In the aftermath of the Gaza conflict, a member of a far-right party in Hungary has called for the government to create a list of Jews who pose a “national security risk.” The request elicited a public outcry, leading Marton Gyongyosi of the Jobbik party to issue an apology, saying he was referring to “citizens with dual Israeli-Hungarian citizenship” rather than all who practice the Jewish faith.

Despite the apology, opponents of the third-strongest party in Hungary continue to slam the party for their frequent anti-Semitic slurs and their harsh stance against the Roma. The language of Jobbik against Roma and other minorities has been linked to attacks by uniformed vigilantes who say they are “safeguarding public order” in areas with large Roma populations.