Thousands of anti-Nazi protestors attended a rally in Budapest after a Hungarian politician suggested that Jews should be screened because they pose a security threat, reported the Associated Press.


Martin Gyongyosi, vice-chair of the foreign affairs committee in Hungary's legislature, said the government needed “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.” He apologized eventually but said that Hungary should beware "Zionist Israel."

Over half a million Jews died in Hungary during the Holocaust.

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