Europe

Hungarian Jews Push Back Against Proposed List

Leader of the Jobbik party wants there to be a list of prominent Jews, citing national security concerns

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(Reuters)—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.