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Budapest rabbi raises hackles after interview with far-right news website
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Budapest rabbi raises hackles after interview with far-right news website

A senior rabbi from Budapest stirred controversy in the Hungarian Jewish community by granting an interview to a news website that is widely identified with the far-right Jobbik party.

Zoltan Radnoti, the chairman of the rabbinical council of the Mazsihisz Jewish umbrella group in Hungary, spoke with a reporter for the Alfahir news website in a wide-ranging interview published Friday about the meaning of the Hungarian Jewish identity.

The interview followed two unusual gestures made recently by Jobbik Chairman Gabor Vona amid an effort by the party, which has been shunned by Hungarian Jews and labeled a neo-Nazi party by European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor, to gain greater respectability in Hungarian society.

Click here to read the full article in JTA

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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