70-Year-Old Jew Beaten in Budapest (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 06/15/12)
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A 70-year-old Jewish man was brutally beaten last Friday on the
streets of Budapest, the Hungarian RTL Klub television reported.
According to the report, the incident occurred near the local
synagogue. According to statements from locals, the culprits threw
the man onto the ground and started hitting him in the face while
shouting derogatory statements about his Jewish origins.
The synagogue’s rabbi, Rabbi Robert Frohlich told RTL Klub that the
old man was making his way home when he was viciously attacked. “They
knocked him down, punched him in the face and said they were hurting
him because he was Jewish,” he said.
The report said that local police have launched an investigation and
are examining the footage from nearby surveillance cameras.
Just last week, Hungary’s retired Chief Rabbi Jozsef Schweitzer was
verbally insulted in the street.
Schweitzer, 90, was approached by an unidentified passer-by, who
shouted “I hate all Jews.”
In response to the attack, about 120 Hungarians wearing yellow stars
inscribed with the word “Jude” lined up in front of Parliament’s
office building in central Budapest to express their solidarity with
In another anti-Semitic incident, a renowned Hungarian Jewish actor
was termed a "filthy Jew" at a local cultural board meeting in the
northern town of Eger last month.(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 06/15/12)
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