Sunday, November 17, 2013

Hungary: Officials question anti-Semitism survey, Jews say survey matches reality

Hungarian officials questioned the methodology of a survey that showed greater fear of anti-Semitism among Jews in Hungary than in other European countries. 
But Jewish community leaders said the elevated fear reflected in the report matched what they knew about the community. 
“Members of our community already for a long time are aware of the existence and of the increase of anti-Semitism in Hungary,” Gyorgy Gador, the head of the Pava synagogue community, told the Nepszabadsag daily last week. “Many [Jews] left in recent years abroad, not only for existential-economic reason, but because of their uncomfortable political feeling here, at home,” he added.

Read more: JTA

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