Monday, October 19, 2009

PressTV (Iran): "Israel plans to devour the world: Hungarian MP"

You may have seen this as a story about a crazy anti-Semitic Hungarian politician. When Iran's PressTV picks up something like this, it generally means its audience to believe in the conspiracy. Interestingly, the PressTV version credits Ha'aretz but plagiarizes whole paragraphs anyway, retaining some of the skeptical-sounding wording of the Ha'aretz article in the process. Maybe they weren't being careful?
A Hungarian lawmaker has voiced worry over Israel's expansionist policies, saying Israel is trying to take over the world.

"I'm a Hungarian nationalist. I love my homeland, love the Hungarians and give primacy to Hungarian interests over those of global capital - Jewish capital, if you like - which wants to devour the entire world, especially Hungary," Oszkar Molnar said in a television interview.

Molnar's comments come as there are reports of a mass Jewish exodus from Israel to Hungary, Haaretz reported.

As proof of his assertion that Israel is plotting to take over Hungary, Molnar claimed to have discovered that the language of instruction in Jerusalem's ( al-Quds') schools is Hungarian, and when asked why, students said they were "learning their future homeland's language."

Molnar's party, Fidesz, has not condemned his remarks saying they "did not violate the party's bylaws."

According to the polls, Fidesz party is expected to take power when elections are held this spring.
PressTV omits the following from the Ha'aretz version:
The statement sparked an outcry among Hungarian politicians, with protests coming from, inter alia, the ruling Socialist Party, the youth wing of the Alliance of Free Democrats, and a group of intellectuals known as the Democratic Network, as well as the Jewish community.
Did Molnar stumble across across some badly-digested bit of information about Ungarishe Chassidim?

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