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Jewish Leader Assaulted on Street in Budapest

By: JTA
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Police in Budapest have arrested two young men after they allegedly assaulted the leader of a Jewish congregation.

The men, 20 and 21, are suspected of physically and verbally assaulting Andras Kerenyi, the 62-year-old president of the Jewish congregation of the Hungarian capital’s South Pest district, on Oct. 5, the website of the Hungarian police reported.

It said Kerenyi was attacked near Budapest’s Téglagyár square because of his religion and that his injuries did not require medical treatment. The two men are being held as indictments against them are being drawn up, the report said.

Gusztav Zoltai, executive director of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities, told the Hungarian news agency MTI that Kerenyi was kicked in his stomach as the assailants shouted obscenities at him and told him he was going to die.

The police report said that after the attack Kerenyi followed the suspects and at the same time reported the incident to police. A police patrol arrested the men exactly 32 minutes after the attack at a nearby house. The report named the suspects as Mark F. and Tibor P.

In June, Jozsef Schweitzer, a retired Hungarian chief rabbi, was accosted on a Budapest street by a man who told him he “hates all Jews.”

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5 Responses to “Jewish Leader Assaulted on Street in Budapest”

  1. Matt Williams says:

    Oops, the Jews just better run away from Hungary and run to their big daddy America where they have protection from the ADL and SPLC mob protection outfits. Look, Hungarians are very aware who were behind the communist conspiracy that murdered hundreds of thousands of Hungarians, and no it wasn't African bushmen.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Matt: I seriously doubt the victim of the assault reported in this article had any more to do with murder of "hundreds of thousands of Hungarians" than did your proverbial "African bushmen."

  3. Myriam Obadia says:

    Matt, the same way it is demanded -and not always nicely- from the Jews that they not hold Eastern Europeans responsible for 1500 years of recurring pogroms and "get over it", you should get over the facts that, among the communists who murdered Hungarians, there were a few Jews.

  4. Anya Khan says:

    Matt you need help, I will pray for you, but please please call a therapist and read them your post. They will see you quickly. May G*d save you.

  5. Anya Khan says:

    Good on Hungary for arresting them, good in Jewishpress for making it known.

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