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Surprise! Hungarian Anti-Semite Leader Jewish Ferenc Isza, AFP / Getty Images

Hungarian Anti-Semite Leader Jewish

Hungary’s far-right Jobbik Party had a rude awakening recently, after rising star Csanad Szegedi, famous for anti-Semitic comments, admitted to being Jewish. Szegedi had frequently accused Jews of “buying up” the country and complained about “Jewishness.” But after weeks of Internet rumors in June, he confirmed that he is technically Jewish through his maternal grandparents, though he does not practice the faith himself. After the announcement, Szegedi resigned from all party positions in July and left the Jobbik Party, but the party also insisted he give up his seat in the European Parliament.

August 15, 2012 11:57 AM