Yesterday, the US ambassador to Hungary hosted a Passover Seder in Budapest. The embassy invited a number of guests from “different perspectives” to “reflect” on freedom. Among them was Márton Gyöngyösi, president of the far-right Jobbik, a man notorious for having proposed to draw up a list of Jews who pose a national security risk to Hungary and for being banned from Ukraine for serving as an election observer in the break-away regions.
The ambassador later tweeted photos writing that they had “a fascinating Passover Seder bringing together Hungarians from different perspectives, disciplines, and backgrounds to reflect on the meaning of freedom.” Different perspectives, indeed.
Pictured seated next to Ambassador Pressman, Márton Gyöngyösi, a member of the European Parliament and former member of the Hungarian Parliament, has a history of making unacceptable remarks.
While speaking in the Hungarian National Assembly, Gyöngyösi proposed that there be a list of "the number of people of Jewish origin living here, and in particular in the Hungarian Parliament and the Hungarian government, who pose a certain national security risk to Hungary."