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Bomb Scare at Budapest Jewish Center

Police evacuated the Jewish Community Center here Sunday after an anonymous caller said a bomb would go off during an address by the Israeli ambassador.

After a 30-minute break, during which a police search uncovered no explosives at the downtown Budapest offices, envoy David Kraus resumed his address to an audience of 150 under the auspices of the Hungarian-Israeli Friendship Society.

Kraus expressed concern over the emergence of anti-Semitism in Hungary, where Istvan Csurka, a vice president of the ruling Hungarian Democratic Forum party, has broadcast and published attacks against Jews.

Leaflets attacking Jews for having too much influence were found earlier in the week on a train that had left from Budapest. Signed by a group calling itself Hungarian Realists, it charged that Jews occupy top positions in the country’s scientific, cultural and media communities, and said Hungarians would not be “slaves and servants” of the Jews.

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