Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Nazi Germany here we come: Hungarian lawmaker calls for the creation of a Jewish list

A Hungarian lawmaker has called on the government to create a Jewish list, according to press reports.

In an act reminiscent of the policies of the Nazi regime, a far-right Hungarian legislature, issued a statement Monday saying that a list should be compiled of all Jewish members of parliament and government.

Marton Gyongyosi
Marton Gyongyosi of the openly anti-Semitic party, Jobbik, said before regular office hours in Parliament on Monday that government officials and parliamentarians of Jewish origin had unduly influenced the policy of Hungary regarding the current situation in Israel and Gaza.

"It is time to evaluate many parliamentarians and government members who are Jewish because they present a risk to the national security of Hungary," Gyongyosi told a Hungarian newspaper.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, had rushed to take an oath of loyalty to Israel," he told the newspaper.

The government’s press office released a statement Tuesday morning saying that the government will "take the strongest possible measures against all forms of racism and anti-Semitic behavior and will make every effort to ensure that the malicious voices that are incompatible with European standards
are not heard again."

The legislator said that his comments only applies to those with Hungarian-Israeli dual citizenship. He also criticized the press for attacking the Jobbik party instead of Israel.
His comments followed those made by Jobbik president Gabor Vona last week in a demonstration outside the Israeli Embassy in Budapest, in which he said that members of the government and parliamentarians should be examined to determine if they have dual Hungarian-Israeli citizenship Hungarian, according to news reports.

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