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  • Russia reaches out to Europe’s far-right parties (so-called)

    12/13/2014 7:36:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 13, 2014 5:25 AM EST | George Jahn and Elaine Ganley
    A Russian loan to France’s National Front. Invitations to Moscow for leaders of Austria’s Freedom Party. Praise for Vladimir Putin from the head of Britain’s anti-European Union party. As the diplomatic chill over Ukraine deepens, the Kremlin seems keener than ever to enlist Europe’s far-right parties in its campaign for influence in the West, seeking new relationships based largely on shared concern over the growing clout of the EU. […] The fact that many of Moscow’s allies are right to far-right reflects the Kremlin's full turn. Under communism, xenophobic nationalist parties were shunned. Now they are embraced as partners who...
  • Hungary: Fascists Stage Mock 'Hanging' of Israeli Leaders

    08/05/2014 3:59:04 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-5-14 | AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff
    Israel's ambassador to Hungary demanded a government inquiry on Tuesday into a public hanging of effigies of Israeli leaders staged by a town mayor linked to the far-right Jobbik party. Mihaly Zoltan Orosz, mayor of Erpatak, was filmed ordering the hanging of effigies of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and former president Shimon Peres in protest against the Gaza conflict on Sunday. "Israel's leadership is in the service of the Antichrist," Orosz can be heard telling onlookers in a video available online. "The government of Hungary must act now in order to stop these very dangerous acts," Ilan Mor, Israel's...
  • Hungarian far-right MEP suspected as Russian spy

    05/17/2014 3:37:43 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies
    euractiv.com ^ | May 16, 2014
    The Hungarian chief prosecutor has sent an official letter to European Parliament President Martin Schulz, with a request that MEP Béla Kovács, from the far-right party Jobbik, be stripped of his parliamentary immunity, in order to allow the judiciary to investigate him over suspicions of spying for Russia. The Hungarian press reports that the letter has been sent at the request of the Hungarian counter-intelligence, which has informed the prosecution of its suspicions in early April. Kovács, who is number 3 in the European elections list of his political force Jobbik, has reportedly denied the allegations. According to opinion polls,...
  • Euronazis: Who Supports Putin in the West?

    04/27/2014 12:24:21 PM PDT · by annalex · 58 replies
    UNIAN Information Agency ^ | April 26, 2014 | S.Parkhomenko, T.Stezhar
    Euronazis: Who Supports Putin in the West? 26.04.2014 | 22:33S.Parkhomenko, T.Stezhar Full list of foreign observers to a Crimean pseudo-referendum has become public. Names of “friends of Putin” (who doesn’t stop claiming that there has been a “fascist coup” in Ukraine) will make you consider very carefully, who should be called a fascist. Names of “friends of Putin” will make you consider very carefully who should be called a fascist. / REUTERS Back in early March of 2014, two weeks ahead of the pseudo-referendum and annexation of Ukrainian Crimea, in one of the Russian newspapers, a prominent historian and religious...
  • Hungary’s Fidesz tipped to win big in Sunday vote

    04/05/2014 3:10:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 5, 2014 4:24 AM EDT | Pablo Gorondi
    Hungary’s governing party is tipped to win parliamentary elections Sunday, while a far-right party is expected to make further gains, according to polls. Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party and its small ally, the Christian Democrats, are expected to win easily and they may even retain the two-thirds majority in the legislature gained in 2010 which allowed them to pass a new constitution, adopt unconventional economic policies, centralize power and grow the state’s influence at the expense of the private sector.Polls predict Fidesz will win around 45-50 percent of the votes, with a close race for second between a coalition...
  • Putin's Western Allies: Why Europe's Far Right Is on the Kremlin's Side

    03/29/2014 9:48:21 AM PDT · by annalex · 81 replies
    Foreign Affairs ^ | MARCH 25, 2014 | Mitchell A. Orenstein
    Putin's Western Allies: Why Europe's Far Right Is on the Kremlin's Side Gabor Vona, president of the Hungarian radical right-wing party "Jobbik," delivers a speech at a rally in Budapest, March 15, 2014.(Bernadett Szabo / Courtesy Reuters) Given that one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s stated reasons for invading Crimea was to prevent “Nazis” from coming to power in Ukraine, it is perhaps surprising that his regime is growing closer by the month to extreme right-wing parties across Europe. But, in both cases, Putin’s motives are not primarily ideological. In Ukraine, he simply wants to grab territory that he believes...
  • British Government Bans Pro-Israel Advocates Geller and Spencer, Welcomes Nazi

    01/26/2014 3:09:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 1/26/14 | Pamela Geller
    Recently released documents that were made public under the freedom of information order, “in compliance with the duty of candour” in our ongoing legal action against the the British government for banning Robert Spencer and me, it was revealed reveal that a chief reason why we were banned from the country was because we strongly support Israel. In one of them, an official in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office whose name was redacted wrote this letter on May 7 to a recipient, whose name was also redacted: I have received initial feedback from Post to say that they do not...
  • Crisis of Conscience: Anti-Semite Learns He's a Jew

    08/07/2013 6:41:24 PM PDT · by xzins · 67 replies
    CBN ^ | August 07, 2013 | Dale Hurd
    BUDAPEST, Hungary -- What do you do when you learn you are not the person you thought you were, when you learn you are the very thing you hated? It was a question Csanad Szegedi was confronted with -- one that led to a remarkable transformation. Szegedi was once a rising star in Hungary's third largest and most controversial political parties, Jobbik. Jobbik has been labeled fascist and anti-Semitic. Its leader once asked for a list of all the Jews in Hungarian government. And Szegedi, still in his 20s, was on a trajectory to lead the party someday. "I joined...
  • Inside the far-Right stronghold where Hungarian Jews fear for the future

    05/05/2013 3:09:36 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 24 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7:00PM BST 04 May 2013 | Colin Freeman, Tiszavasvári
    As the self-declared "capital" of the ultra-nationalist Jobbik Party, the town of Tiszavasvári prides itself on being a showcase for how the whole of Hungary might one day look. Since winning control of Tiszavasvári's local council three years ago on a pledge to fight "Gipsy crime", the party has been on a vigorous clean-up campaign, banning prostitution, tidying the streets, and keeping a watchful eye on the shabby Roma districts at the edge of town. It even swore in its own Jobbik "security force" to work alongside the police, only for the uniformed militia, which drew comparisons with Hitler's brown-shirts,...
  • Hungarian Lawmaker Planning Speaking Tour on ‘Zionist Threat’

    01/21/2013 4:39:41 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/1/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    A lawmaker from the blatantly anti-Semitic Hungarian Jobbik Party, who recently called for a list to be compiled of Jews who he alleges pose a “security risk”, is planning to embark on a lecture tour regarding the “Zionist threat.” Hungarian lawmaker Marton Gyongyosi will tour nationwide to give lectures “about attacks on Jobbik and himself and the party’s foreign policy, with focus on its strong and true criticism of Israel,” the Jobbik party said in a statement released Friday. “Jobbik has been exposed to unprecedented attacks in Hungary and abroad … Relying on its huge lobbying and blackmailing potential, Zionism...
  • Hungary far-right leader demands lists of Jews

    11/30/2012 9:15:59 PM PST · by Swazi Spring · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/27/2012 | Marton Dunai
    A Hungarian far-right politician urged the government to draw up lists of Jews who pose a "national security risk", stirring outrage among Jewish leaders who saw echoes of fascist policies that led to the Holocaust. Marton Gyongyosi, a leader of Hungary's third-strongest political party Jobbik, said the list was necessary because of heightened tensions following the brief conflict in Gaza and should include members of parliament. Opponents have condemned frequent anti-Semitic slurs and tough rhetoric against the Roma minority by Gyongyosi's party as populist point scoring ahead of elections in 2014. Jobbik has never called publicly for lists of Jews....
  • Anger as Hungary far-right leader demands lists of Jews (Jobbik)

    11/27/2012 11:35:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:26pm EST | Marton Dunai
    A Hungarian far-right politician urged the government to draw up lists of Jews who pose a “national security risk”, stirring outrage among Jewish leaders who saw echoes of fascist policies that led to the Holocaust. Marton Gyongyosi, a leader of Hungary’s third-strongest political party Jobbik, said the list was necessary because of heightened tensions following the brief conflict in Gaza and should include members of parliament. Opponents have condemned frequent anti-Semitic slurs and tough rhetoric against the Roma minority by Gyongyosi’s party as populist point scoring ahead of elections in 2014. …
  • Landslide victory for Hungary's conservative opposition

    04/25/2010 3:31:51 PM PDT · by annalex · 68 replies · 2,121+ views
    BBC ^ | 20:57 GMT, Sunday, 25 April 2010 21:57 UK
    'Landslide win' for Hungary party More than 100 seats were at stake in Sunday's vote Hungary's conservative opposition party Fidesz has won a two-thirds general election victory, second round results have confirmed. With 99.22% of votes counted, the party had nearly 68% of the popular vote and 263 of the 386 seats in parliament, the national election committee said. Almost a third of the seats were left to be decided on Sunday following the first round two weeks ago. Fidesz promised to create jobs, lower taxes and reduce bureaucracy. The ruling Socialists were in second place on 15% (59...
  • Rise of Hungary's far-Right Jobbik party stirs disturbing echoes of the 1940s

    04/04/2010 4:37:51 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 526+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 04/03/10 | Matthew Day
    Rise of Hungary's far-Right Jobbik party stirs disturbing echoes of the 1940s As Hungary prepares to vote in a crucial election, the far-Right Jobbik party expects great success - to the consternation of democrats and those old enough to remember the fascist past. By Matthew Day in Budapest Published: 6:04PM BST 03 Apr 2010 As the youthful leader of Hungary's far-right Jobbik party arrived for an election rally, his followers gave him a welcome that had disturbing echoes of Europe in the 1940s. Two ranks of Hungarian Guards, in paramilitary-style uniforms, snapped to attention as Gabor Vona marched past them....
  • Rise of Hungary's far-Right Jobbik party stirs disturbing echoes of the 1940s

    04/03/2010 8:52:33 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 29 replies · 1,279+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | April 3, 2010 | Matthew Day
    As Hungary prepares to vote in a crucial election, the far-Right Jobbik party expects great success - to the consternation of democrats and those old enough to remember the fascist past. The rally in a school hall in the normally sleepy town of Dunakeszi was packed with hundreds of supporters. They cheered as Mr Vona promised to rid Hungary of corruption and crack down on foreign interests. He spoke about stopping Roma, the country's biggest ethnic minority, from sponging off the state - forcing anyone claiming benefits to perform public service in return. He promised to "give back Hungary's national...