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Liberal authors criticise Israel’s war in Gaza

Thursday, December 7th, 2023

While two liberal commentators accuse Israel of applying disproportionate destructive force in reaction to the murderous rampage of Hamas in October, the editor of a Jewish review condemns them for equating terrorist attacks with a war aimed at uprooting a terrorist organisation.


US Ambassador accuses the government of anti-Semitism

Wednesday, December 6th, 2023

Pro-government commentators angrily rebuff the Ambassador’s claim that the billboards featuring Alex Soros are expressions of anti-Semitism. READ MORE

Edith Bruck lambasts her fellow anti-Israeli left-wingers

Wednesday, November 8th, 2023

A pro-government commentator sees Hungary’s oft-criticised stance against unlawful mass immigration as vindicated by Bruck’s criticism of left-wingers siding with the Palestinians against Israel. READ MORE

No anti-Semitic incidents so far in Hungary

Saturday, October 14th, 2023

A pro-government commentator suggests that the incumbent government is the only possible guarantee for Hungary’s Jewish community to go about their daily lives without having to fear anti-Semitic attacks. READ MORE

Left accused of teaming up with Nazis

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022

The leading pro-government daily devotes two comments in as many issues to accuse the left of condoning pro-Nazi behaviour in its bid for power two weeks before the general election. READ MORE

Weeklies weigh up Márki-Zay

Monday, January 17th, 2022

Pro-government pundits claim the opposition candidate for Prime Minister is absolutely unfit for the job. Left-wing commentators also remark on his clumsiness, but disagree whether this is a weakness or a strength. READ MORE

Left accused of collaborating with ‘neo-Nazis’

Saturday, August 7th, 2021

A pro-government commentator accuses the Left of abandoning their values by cooperating with Jobbik politicians who in the past expressed racist and homophobic views. READ MORE

A warning against ‘Holocaust-angst’

Monday, February 1st, 2021

In an unusually blunt article even by the standards of a proud iconoclast, a pundit known for his highly opinionated column suggests that Hungarian Jews have not processed the trauma of the Holocaust. This is why, he believes, the Shoah remains a political topic in Hungary, although there are no real dangers threatening the Jewish community. READ MORE

More repercussions of the Borsod by-election

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Pundits across the political spectrum ponder the implications of the joint opposition candidate’s defeat in the Borsod 6 district by-election. READ MORE

German ambassador summoned to Foreign Ministry

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

A pro-government analyst calls the German Cabinet Minister who said antisemitism was rampant in Hungary a serial detractor of Hungary while a liberal weekly regards the incident as a minor matter that should not be overblown. READ MORE