The World Jewish Congress expressed worry over a rise in anti-Semitic attacks in Hungary and Europe.
Hungarians look set to return Prime Minister Viktor Orban to power for another four years. Sunday's parliamentary election is also expected to entrench the far-right Jobbik party as a third political force.
Germany’s foreign minister has told a meeting of the World Jewish Congress to condemn all forms of anti-Semitism. Guido Westerwelle said that such hatred was not in keeping with the values that the EU was founded upon.
On the eve of a meeting of the World Jewish Congress in Budapest, far-right party Jobbik has accused Israel of buying Hungary up. Since entering parliament, it has hosted several such anti-Semitic protests (pictured).
Hungary’s conservative government has been criticized for handing out awards to a number of people who have expressed anti-Semitic sentiments. Several previous recipients have returned their awards in protest.
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