Hungarian prosecutors reject anti-Semitic complaint

Hungarian prosecutors reject anti-Semitic complaint

Legal establishment says politicians' description of Jews as a national security risk didn't amount to incitement

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian prosecutors have rejected a complaint from a Jewish congregation against a lawmaker who said Jews could represent a national security risk.

Rabbi Slomo Koves and Daniel Bodnar of Hungary’s Orthodox Chabad-Lubavitch community had filed a complaint against Marton Gyongyosi for incitement to hatred after the deputy of the far-right Jobbik party said in Parliament on Nov. 26 that it was “time to assess . . . how many people of Jewish origin there are here, and especially in the Hungarian Parliament and the Hungarian government, who represent a certain national security risk for Hungary.”

The Central Investigative Chief Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday that Gyongyosi’s remarks could not be classified as inciting to hatred.

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