facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

1,000 attend anti-Semitic rally in Budapest

May 4, 2013 at 3:23 PM   |   Comments

BUDAPEST, Hungary, May 4 (UPI) -- A far-right political party in Hungary said 1,000 people attended an anti-Semitic rally in Budapest, where the World Jewish Congress is meeting.

Jewish groups have noted a steady uptick in anti-Semitism in the country, with some polls suggesting more than 60 percent of Hungarians hold disapproving opinions of Jewish people.

The WJC decided to hold its meeting in Budapest, rather than in Jerusalem, as it traditionally has, to show solidarity with Hungarian Jews, the news network RT said Saturday.

Incidents of violence have been noted against Jewish shops during the last several months and a leading rabbi was assaulted, RT said.

The rally was organized by the far-right Jobbik party, the third-leading party in Hungary's parliament.

Of the 10 million people living in Hungary, between 50,000 and 100,000 are Jewish, RT said, making it one of the larger Jewish communities in Europe.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Elizabeth Warren continues chanting: 'The game is rigged' Elizabeth Warren continues chanting: 'The game is rigged'
2
Northern California heart attack victim eaten by bear Northern California heart attack victim eaten by bear
3
Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier
4
Sweden puts troops on alert after detecting possible foreign threat Sweden puts troops on alert after detecting possible foreign threat
5
Police investigating possible serial killer after four bodies found Police investigating possible serial killer after four bodies found
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback