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Hungary court gives three-year jail term for anti-Semitic abuse

A Budapest court has handed down prison sentences of two and three years to three men who verbally abused visitors to the World Jewish Congress (WJC) held last weekend in the city, state newswire MTI reported Friday. The agency said the visitors were victims of an anti-Semitic attack during their stay in the Hungarian capital for the WJC, held from May 5 to 7. The three men were convicted after a fast-track trial. "The main culprit received a three-year prison sentence, while two more received two-year sentences, both suspended for three years," said MTI.

Lauder re-elected World Jewish Congress head

World Jewish Congress president Ronald Lauder has been re-elected unopposed for a second four-year term at a meeting being held in Budapest in solidarity with Hungary's embattled Jewish community. "I am excited to serve as (president) for another four years," Lauder told the more than 500 delegates from 70 Jewish communities around the world after the vote late Monday, calling the position the "top assignment" for Jewish people.

Hungarians protest anti-Semitism in rally ahead of WJC

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Hungarians rallied on Sunday to protest against what they said was growing anti-Semitism in the country which will host the plenary meeting of the World Jewish Congress next month. The annual March of the Living, which remembers the victims of the Holocaust and usually has a few thousand participants, attracted a much bigger crowd this time, with thousands walking from a square near parliament along the river Danube, carrying Izraeli and European Union flags.
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