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Hungarian Parliamentarian Istvan Szavay has resigned his leadership position in the second-largest party in the government after media exposed a recording in which he was heard boasting about hurting a Jewish woman whom he called a “dirty Jew.”

Szavay is a parliamentary notary, member of Hungary’s extremist Jobbik party and its deputy group leader. The lawmaker has said he did not hit the woman, according to a report published in Hungary Today. He said the recording, allegedly made in May, was a “shameful joke.”

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On the recording, the lawmaker was heard saying, “She was yelling, ‘Nazis are stinking here,’ and I just knocked her out, dirty Jew, pakk — just like that.”

The World Jewish Congress calls the Jobbik party “an extremist party promoting hate.”

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.