Your email is not valid
Recipient's email is not valid
Submit Close

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another

thescroll_header

It’s Hard to Be a Jew in the Jobbik Party

Far-right-wing Hungarian politician gets some unpleasant news

Print Email
Csanád Szegedi.(Wikipedia)

Csanád Szegedi, a member of the European Parliament from Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party, just learned he is a J-O-O. Which is pretty priceless because, as James Kirchick reported in April, members of his crypto-fascist movement frequently dabble in anti-Semitism. Not excluding post-Jewish Szegedi! “Knowing who is a pure-race Hungarian is not what counts,” he said as part of his apologia. “The important thing is the way one behaves as a Hungarian.” Which presumably means that Hungary’s 100,000 Jews—as well as the 400,000 Hungarian Jews who were murdered in Auschwitz—weren’t really Hungarians.

Anyway, the rock Szegedi has overturned has led party leader Gabor Vona to try to hide the insects underneath. “Jobbik has never had and will never have any program point, proposal or idea which discriminates between Hungary’s inhabitants on the grounds of ethnicity and religion,” he said this week. Of course, Vona founded a paramilitary group that condemns “Gypsy Crime,” and members of his party have engaged in Holocaust denialism, so that doesn’t really work.

As for Szegedi, he might find a model to follow in the tale, below, of one Jew who learned he really wasn’t. Throw yourself all the way in; get your hair wet. Bagel and lox in the morning, indigestion at night. Works for me.

Jewish Leaders Mock Hungarian Politician Who Reveals Jewish Origins [JTA]
Related: Meet Europe’s New Fascists [Tablet Magazine]

Print Email
PhillipNagle says:

In the old Austro-Hungarian empire, because Germans and Magyars (Hungarians) were outnumbered by Slavs, Jews were included in the German or Magyar totals. So Jews certainly have a claim to being real Hungarians.

Agriensis Huliganthropus says:

JEWS ARE PSYCHOPATHS AND MURDER IS THEIR CULT.

He’s yelling, “Does anyone have soap?”

When see people like that feel i wanna vomit.

2000

Your comment may be no longer than 2,000 characters, approximately 400 words. HTML tags are not permitted, nor are more than two URLs per comment. We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments.

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.

It’s Hard to Be a Jew in the Jobbik Party

Far-right-wing Hungarian politician gets some unpleasant news

More on Tablet:

Becoming an Unaffiliated Jew: Why I Left My Synagogue

By Judy Walters — There were a lot of little reasons I was unhappy. But ultimately, I realized I didn’t need to belong to a temple to feel Jewish.