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Feb 12, 2020

MEP: Jews in Hungary live in safety

Balázs Hidvéghi said although anti-Semitism in Europe’s western countries is growing, Jews in Hungary live in safety.

Fidesz MEP Balázs Hidvéghi told a plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg yesterday that although anti-Semitism in Europe’s western countries is growing, Jews in Hungary live in safety.

“The only possible approach to anti-Semitism is zero tolerance,” Hidvéghi told the session dedicated to efforts against racism and hatred. “Hungary’s public and politicians fully agree on that point,” he said.

According to MTI, Hidvéghi warned that the appearance of radical Islamic anti-Semitism in Europe had contributed to an increase in the number of anti-Semitic attacks. “This is another reason for firm action against illegal migration,” he said.

EU Commissioner Vera Jourova said hatred endangered democracy and cultural diversity. Xenophobia, she said, was present in many areas of the EU and hate speech was spreading online. She said the European Commission is making efforts to fight it.

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