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Israeli flag burned in front of Budapest synagogue

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October 24, 2012 | 9:28 am

An Israeli flag was burned in front of a Budapest synagogue reportedly by members of Jobbik, an ultrarightist Hungarian political party.

Tuesday's incident took place at the Dohany Street Synagogue, in the downtown central part of the Hungarian capital. Jobbik members reportedly were taking part in the day's events recalling the Hungarian anti-communist revolution in 1956.

Israel's ambassador to Hungary, Ilan Mor, appearing Tuesday on the liberal opposition’s Hungarian television program on the ATV channel, demanded that "Hungarian democratic forces should refuse this unacceptable anti-Israeli act and criticism."

Jobbik leader Gabor Vona as part of the revolt's commemoration criticized any cooperation between Hungary and Israel, saying the "agreement between Hungary and Israel should be canceled.”

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