Jews Are Afraid to Speak Out as Anti-Semitism Rises in Viktor Orban’s Hungary

The front page of Hungarian magazine ‘Figyelo’ with a portrait of Andras Heisler, head of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities. / AFP

The image on the front page of the Hungarian pro-government magazine could easily have been propaganda from Nazi Germany: a portrait of Andras Heisler, president of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities, surrounded by a shower of high-denomination banknotes.

Yet the reaction there was muted. Viktor Orban, the right-wing prime minister and leader of the Fidesz party, refused to condemn the magazine. The leader of the ultra-Orthodox Chabad group denied the cover was antisemitic. Mr Heisler himself says he is in no rush to pass judgment.

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SOURCE: The Times UK, Oliver Moody