BUDAPEST (Jun. 13)
Hungarian politician Istvan Csurka, known for his frequent anti-Semitic diatribes, has blamed Israel for the Socialist victory in last month’s national elections.
“Israel directed the results of the Hungarian elections by remote control,” Csurka wrote in the newspaper Magyar Forum.
Csurka’s right-wing Hungarian Justice Party received only 1 percent of the vote in the first round of voting and was thus unable to win reelection to his Parliament seat.
The Hungarian electorate gave a stunning victory to the Socialists, which was created by the reform wing of the former Communist Party, in the May 29 elections. They soundly defeated the ruling right-of-center Hungarian Democratic Forum, to which Csurka formerly belonged.
Referring to the Alliance of Free Democrats, which came in second in the elections and has broad support in the Jewish community, Csurka wrote: “The Liberals, the so-called Jewish party, won the Hungarian elections because of Israel’s support!” The Socialists’ return to power is credited to Hungary’s financial difficulties in a free-market environment.
Csurka said the election results came about “as a result of the Israeli-Palestinian agreement.”
He said Israel must “find countries that are ready to absorb Russian Jews, whom Israel cannot accept because of a shortage of land (created by the return of land) to the Palestinians!”
Csurka, a former member of Parliament who was ejected for his anti-Semitic utterings, claimed that the new Hungarian government will be willing to accept Jews from Israel and will be financially compensated for doing so.