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Weeklies on the new national curriculum

Monday, February 10th, 2020

The debate over the new national curriculum continues in the weeklies. Left-wing and liberal commentators pour scorn on the government and accuse it of brainwashing kids. Pro-government and conservative commentators, on the other hand, find the critics ideologically biased. READ MORE

Fears over corona virus

Saturday, February 8th, 2020

Two medical doctors suggest that what they regard as fearmongering over the corona virus may have more severe implications than the actual spread of the virus. A left-wing columnist, on the other hand, ponders the political and social implications of a potential global pandemic. READ MORE

12th district mayor praised for confronting family history

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

A rabbi welcomes Budapest 12th district mayor Zoltán Pokorni’s courage in facing up to his family history and publicly discussing his grandfather’s involvement in the murder of Jews in World War Two. READ MORE

George Soros is still a trump card in politics

Friday, December 27th, 2019

A left-wing commentator accuses the government of trying to woo anti-Semitic voters with its anti-Soros campaign. A pro-government pundit dismisses the accusation as absurd. READ MORE

Hungarian Jews are ‘safer’ than in western Europe

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

A pro-government commentator claims that, thanks to the government’s migration policies, there has been no surge in anti-Semitic attacks in Hungary. While Jews are leaving Western Europe en masse, he writes, Hungarian Jews are safe. READ MORE

Government and Opposition trade accusations of anti-Semitism

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Left-wing and liberal commentators claim that the government’s philosemitic and pro-Israel messages are just window-dressing. A pro-government columnist finds it outrageous that the Left is willing to cooperate with the Jobbik party. A centrist pundit thinks that it is good news that all mainstream parties try to disavow anti-Semitism. READ MORE

American campaign strategist on the Soros-campaign

Monday, January 28th, 2019

A left-wing analyst and a liberal weekly comment on the the anti-Soros campaign and accuse the government of cynical fear-mongering and using anti-Semitic tropes. READ MORE

A liberal take on the Left’s alleged anti-Semitism

Friday, January 25th, 2019

A liberal commentator thinks that the Hungarian government is accusing the Left of anti-Semitism for purely strategic purposes. He also claims that, in the meantime, the government side relies on anti-Semitic tropes. READ MORE

Left accused of whitewashing Jobbik’s racism

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

A pro-government commentator claims that Jobbik has remained an anti-Semitic party, and finds it nauseating that the Left is willing to cooperate with the party, nonetheless. READ MORE

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