A Hungarian nationalist online radio station called the recent assault on a Jewish community leader in Budapest a “response to general Jewish terrorism.”
“Predictably and unfortunately, the good attackers were captured very quickly,” the news edition of Szent Korona Radio, or Holy Crown Radio, reported.
The report concerned the Oct. 5 arrest of two men, 20 and 21, on suspicion that they physically and verbally assaulted the
62-year-old president of a synagogue in the Hungarian capital.
Founded in 2006, Szent Korona Radio broadcasts talk shows and music in Hungarian over the Internet.
The website of the Hungarian police said the victim, Andras Kerenyi, was attacked near Budapest’s Teglagyar Square because of his religion.
Gusztav Zoltai, executive director of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities, told the Hungarian news agency MTI that Kerenyi was kicked in his stomach as the assailants shouted obscenities and told him he was going to die.
In June, Jozsef Schweitzer, a retired Hungarian chief rabbi, was accosted on a Budapest street by a man who told him he “hates all Jews.” — jta