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Ruminations on Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

A left-wing commentator blames the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre on right-wing politicians and media. A conservative pundit thinks that the US has lost its claim to being the exception. READ MORE

MAZSIHISZ opens to secular Jews

Monday, July 9th, 2018

The Chairman of the Association of Hungarian Jewish Faith Communities (MAZSIHISZ) argues in favour of broadening its ranks to non-believing Jews. He warns that, if they do not, the organisation risks disappearing from the scene. READ MORE

Fidesz accused of anti-Semitism again

Friday, April 20th, 2018

As the government pledges to fight anti-Semitism and other forms of racism, a group of western European intellectuals accuses Fidesz of anti-Semitism. A left-wing columnist agrees, the two pro-government dailies protest. READ MORE

Democratic Coalition’s politician on ‘caftan Jews’

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Right-wing pundits lambast a Democratic Coalition luminary for his controversial comments on atheism and Orthodox Jews. READ MORE

Israel supplied material for the Soros campaign

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

A left-wing columnist lambasts Israel for supporting the right-wing Hungarian government in its effort to delegitimise George Soros and the NGOs sponsored by him. READ MORE

Fidesz MP accused of anti-Semitic mockery

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Left-wing commentators interpret a Fidesz MP’s joke as anti-Semitic. Pro-government pundits think that the accusations are exaggerated and politically motivated. READ MORE

Jobbik leader ready to apologize to Jews and Roma

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Both a pro-government commentator and a liberal analyst doubt if Jobbik leader Gábor Vona can convincingly distance himself and his party from Jobbik’s earlier extremist statements concerning Jews and Roma. READ MORE

Netanyahu concludes three day visit to Budapest

Friday, July 21st, 2017

A liberal analyst believes that the Israeli Prime Minister came to Hungary to seek new allies within the European Union, while a conservative commentator hopes that his visit will help eradicate the remaining traces of anti-Semitism among Hungarian right-wingers. READ MORE

Netanyahu praises Hungary as Israel’s ally

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

A liberal columnist suggests that what visiting Israeli Prime Minister has in common with Mr Orbán is that both of them are nationalists.  A pro-Israeli author praises both governments for protecting national, religious and cultural traditions. READ MORE

Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Hungary

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

The Israeli Prime Minister is criticised by a left-wing pundit, while his visit is interpreted by a right-wing commentator as convincing proof that the accusations of anti-Semitism levelled against the Hungarian government from time to time are groundless. READ MORE