The World Jewish Congress expressed worry over a rise in anti-Semitic attacks in Hungary and Europe.
Jewish groups have threatened to boycott 70th-anniversary Holocaust commemorations in Hungary. They accuse Budapest of not taking responsibility for its role in the genocide.
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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