Post Tagged with: "American Hungarian Community"

A sea of Szekler (székely) flags at a protest.

In defence of Transylvania’s Szekler flag – A letter to the editor from the American Hungarian Federation

Mr. György Lázár: Normally we at the American Hungarian Federation would not respond to the kind of posting you made on September 22, “Exploiting the naiveté of Hans Klemm, the US ambassador to Romania,” but we are making an exception in this case since you have gratuitously defamed not only an outstanding career American diplomat but our organization as well. The tactics […]

by · September 28, 2016 · East
Ms. Edith Lauer (Hungarian American Coalition), Mr. János Martonyi and Ms. Katrina Lantos Swett

The loneliness of Katrina Lantos Swett – her friends won’t return their awards

Katrina Lantos Swett, 60, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the mother of seven children. She is also the daughter of the late California Congressman Tom Lantos, a Hungarian native, who was the only Holocaust survivor to be elected to the US Congress. She also served on the United States Commission on International Religious […]

by · September 15, 2016 · Diaspora
András Rékay

St. Stephen’s Day celebration at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California

As always, the 59th San Francisco Hungarian National Day celebrations were held in beautiful Golden Gate Park. My wife and I attend every year. Many of you might be surprised to learn that the weather is quite cold in August in the Bay Area. You need a jacket, may not expect much sun; it is mostly foggy in San Francisco, […]

by · September 10, 2016 · Diaspora
Béla Lipták

Viktor Orbán is not welcome in the US on the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

A small Hungarian-American group has started a letter-writing campaign to convince President Obama to receive Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, at the White House when he comes to Washington in October to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Mr. Orbán has never received an official invitation to the Oval Office and President Obama has voiced serious concerns […]

by · August 31, 2016 · Diaspora
Hungarian neo-Nazis stage a demonstration in Budapest in front of the Embassy of Romania on National Cohesion Day, June 4, 2016.

Trianon-cult, neo-Horthyism, National Cohesion Day

Recently Hungary introduced a new holiday – National Cohesion Day to commemorate the “dire consequences” of the Trianon Peace Treaty, signed on June 4, 1920, following Austro-Hungary’s defeat in World War I. The Treaty was the result of The Peace Conference in Paris where Allied Powers negotiated the peace terms with the defeated Central Powers. Today historians agree that the […]

by · June 5, 2016 · Diaspora
U.S. President Bill Clinton

Hungarian-Americans agree with President Clinton: Orbán is a Putin-clone

A couple of days ago President Bill Clinton talked about the Hungarian and Polish governments during a rally in New Jersey. “Poland and Hungary – two countries that would not be free but for the United States and the long Cold War – have now decided this democracy is too much trouble,” and continued to say “they want Putin-like dictatorships.” […]

by · May 26, 2016 · Diaspora
Congressman Andy Harris

Meet winking “Hungarian” congressman Andy Harris

Andy Harris is a Hungarian-American congressman whose father hails from Miskolc, Hungary. Rep. Harris was born in the US and he is a medical doctor turned politician who doesn’t speak Hungarian. Congressman Harris is also the co-chair of the Hungarian Congressional Caucus. In February his fellow republican congressman Buddy Carter was delivering a long speech about transportation security when Harris […]

by · May 23, 2016 · Diaspora
Mr. Sapszon (second from left) with Hungarian Consul to California Mr. Kálmán (blue tie)

Hungarian city’s mayor attacked – from California

A couple of years ago Béla Schwartz, the socialist mayor of the Hungarian city Ajka, was attacked in the press; not in the Hungarian press, but from Los Angeles, California. This is a story about the mysterious ways Hungary’s right-wing propaganda is generated here in the United States. In 2009, a group of Hungarian-American artists formed The California Alliance of […]

by · May 17, 2016 · Diaspora
Mr. Pereházy (left) coordinates strategy with Hungarian diplomats Mr. László Kálmán (Los Angeles) and Mr. Ferenc Kumin (New York).

Anti-Semitism accusation and far-right actor at the Los Angeles Hungarian House

I never expected that, 70 years after World War II, a Hungarian organization in the United States would be accused of anti-Semitism. California Court documents reveal a long running legal dispute between Steven A. Kőváry, a CPA, and the United Magyar House in Los Angeles. Mr. Kőváry has accused Miklós Pereházy, president, and Ms. Tímea Antal, finance director, of anti-Semitism, […]

by · April 13, 2016 · Antisemitism
Mr. Koszorus (left) with Republican Congressman Chris Smith who compared Viktor Orbán to President Ronald Reagan.

Open letter attacks US Ambassador Colleen Bell

Last October US Ambassador Colleen Bell was invited to speak at Budapest Corvinus University on the topic of US-Hungarian relations. Her speech didn’t go down well with Mr. Frank Koszorus, Jr. In his “open letter” Mr. Koszorus calls the speech “unwarranted and unproductive lecturing,” which may “humiliate and alienate many democratic-minded Hungarians.” He described Ambassador Bell’s “double standard” and concludes […]

by · March 2, 2016 · Diaspora