Hungary’s Far Right Holds Protest Ahead of Jewish Meeting
Far-right Hungarian politicians held an anti-Semitic protest Saturday ahead of the start later this weekend of a major meeting here of Jewish community leaders from around the world.
Addressing a crowd of hundreds of supporters in a square near the national Parliament, the head of the extreme nationalist Jobbik party, Gabor Vona, said Jewish investors “should look for another country, because Hungary is not for sale.”
A large banner held aloft by protesters said: “Out with you peddlers. This is our homeland.”
The World Jewish Congress this year chose Hungary as the site of its annual plenary meeting—usually held in Jerusalem—to show its support for the Central European country’s Jewish community and to call attention to rising anti-Semitism in parts of Europe.