SWC Officials in Hungary: Demand Action on Anti-Semitism
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, March 11, 2013, 03:04 PM EDT
Extreme Far-Right Party's Links to Iran, & Nazi War Criminal Justice. Help Us Fight Anti-Semitism — Donate Today
Hungarian politicians chided on anti-Semitism, war crimes suspect
An American Jewish organizational leader met with Hungarian political leaders to express concern about growing anti-Semitism in the country.
Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center (R) in Los Angeles, and Shimon Samuels, head of the Paris office of the Wiesenthal Center (L), met in Budapest with Hungarian Deputy Foreign Minister Zsolt Németh and Justice Minister Tibor Navracsics (C).
"My presence here in Budapest is to deliver a message of concern over the increasing anti-Semitism in Hungary,” Cooper told JTA. He said a number of issues triggered his visit, among them a lack of progress on bringing Hungarian Nazi war criminal László Csatáry, 98, to justice. Csatáry is currently under house arrest in Budapest.
Read full JTA article ...
SWC: European Parliament must prevent Tehran from establishing foothold in Europe through Jobbik Party
Officials of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, at the end of their 3–day mission to Budapest are urging the Hungarian government and the European Parliament to investigate reports of a growing relationship between Iran and the anti-Semitic and anti-Roma Jobbik Hungarian political party. Read
Prosecution of War Criminal Laszlo Csatary Litmus Test For Holocaust Memory and Commitment to Contain Today's Extremists
Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Minister, Dr. Tibor Navracsis, told SWC officials that he will urge the public prosecutor to move swiftly to commence the trial of war criminal László Csatáry, currently under house arrest for complicity in the murder of 15,700 Jews. Read more...
Support the Simon Wiesenthal Center's work fighting anti-Semitism, Holocaust revisionism and bringing Nazi war criminals to justice in Hungary today.