As I reported yesterday in Hungary’s Érpatak the mayor hanged the effigies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and of former President Shimon Peres. He organized the horror-show to protest the “Freemason terrorstate’s genocide” in the Gaza Strip. Hungarian Foreign Ministry condemned the horrifying event, opposition candidate Szőllősi Gábor had apologized and has launched a petition for anti-Israel mayor to be sacked.
As I reported yesterday the Jobbik-affiliated mayor of a town in eastern Hungary has held an event hanging effigies of the prime minister and former president of Israel to protest the war in Gaza. Mihaly Zoltan Orosz, who has been far-right mayor of Erpatak since 2005, told The Associated Press Monday that the “Jewish terror state” is trying to obliterate the Palestinians and said he opposed “the efforts of Freemason Jews to rule the world.”
The Hungarian Foreign Ministry condemned the horrow-show: “we were shocked by the performance of Érpatak’s mayor. Arbitrary or symbolic judgment over other state’s leaders are incompatible with European standards and the rule of law as well. The mayor uses the Gaza war and its innocent victims as an excuse to spread his hate propaganda” – says the Hungarian Foreign Ministry in its brief statement.
Ilan Mor, the Ambassador of Israel to Hungary, also released a statement on Tuesday saying, “Words can kill. The government of Hungary must act now in order to stop these very dangerous acts. I am sure that an investigation into this issue will start as soon as possible, according to the Hungarian law. I am also sure that the majority of the Hungarian society is united in rejecting and condemning these deplorable, insulting, and ugly words and acts.” His comments were in response to Erpatak mayor Mihaly Zoltan Orosz holding a mock execution of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former president Shimon Peres to protest Israel’s actions in Gaza.
Érpatak’s opposition candidate of the Együtt-PM party alliance feels embarassed – says Szőllősi Gábor in his statement published by Hungarian news portal atv.hu on Tuesday (local elections scheduled to take place in autumn). He also apologized “on behalf of all decent people” about the outrageous horror-show presided by mayor Orosz Mihály Zoltán. Szőllősi also launches signature collection campaign to condemn the mayor’s blatant anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic performance. “I would personally visit all households to collect the support signatures of the normal and peaceful people to say it loud and clear: we are fed up with feeling embarassed because of Orosz Mihály Zoltán. He has to go.”
Democratic Coalition (DK) yet another Hungarian opposition party urges the Attorney General to investigate ex officio the mayor’s blatant anti-Israel performance.
Fact: neither Orosz Mihály Zoltán nor any other Hungarian far-right politician – who consider themselves Christians – have ever protested against the ongoing slaugther of Christians in Iraq or Syria. At the same time they support Hamas, Iran and the Palestinians on daily basis.