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Hungarian held for calling Israeli envoy ‘dirty Jew’

Suspect detained in Budapest after he reportedly shouts, ‘It’s a shame Hitler didn’t finish the job’

Budapest's parliament building (Wikipedia/AngMoKio, CC BY-SA 2.5)
Budapest's parliament building (Wikipedia/AngMoKio, CC BY-SA 2.5)

A Hungarian citizen was arrested in Budapest after shouting anti-Semitic curses at an Israeli diplomat.

The man, a resident of Budapest, began shouting anti-Semitic invective in Hungarian after hearing Israel’s Consul to Hungary Motti Rave quietly speaking Hebrew with a companion, the Israeli news website Ynet reported.

“Dirty Jews — it’s a shame Hitler didn’t finish the job. If I had a rifle, I’d shoot you,” the man reportedly shouted at them in Hungarian.

Rave is the son of Holocaust survivors.

The men were standing and taking outside of a café in Budapest’s 13th district, home to a large number of Jews, according to Ynet,

After Rave called the Israeli Embassy’s head of security, who in turn called the police, the police arrived at the scene and arrested the man.

“I have personally never encountered such blunt anti-Semitic behavior,” Rave told Ynet. “I unfortunately heard of similar cases in Hungary, but it hasn’t happened to me yet.” He said he would testify against the man in court.

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