Days after one of his colleagues admitted to having Jewish roots, a far-Right Hungarian politician has challenged a Jewish community leader in the country to a public debate.
Gabor Vona, the leader of the Hungarian nationalist party Jobbik, said he wants to prove to Slomo Koves, a Chabad-Lubavitch rabbi who heads the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation, that his party not anti-Semitic, JTA and Hungarian news outlets reported Tuesday.
Koves has recently spoken of the need to start a dialogue between the Hungarian public and Jewish organizations about ways to combat anti-Semitism.
“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,” Vona told the website Politics.hu.
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