Post Tagged with: "United States"

Mr. Gorka (left) appeared Mr. Tamás Molnár (middle), vice-chairman of the Jobbik party and Mr. László Grespik far-right activist at a press conference in 2006 at the Corvin movie theatre, Budapest.

Sebastian Gorka’s association with far-right, pro-Iranian political figures in Hungary

This is the third installment of a series of articles appearing in HFP on the meteoric rise of Sebastian Gorka, President Trump’s counterterrorism adviser. Recently questions have been raised about Mr. Gorka’s competence and his connection to anti-Semitic groups and individuals. (See: Part 1 & Part 2.) Hungary’s far-right movement is pro-Iranian, in fact, according to press reports the Iranian […]

by · March 18, 2017 · Antisemitism
Kossuth bust at the Rotunda of the US Capitol building in Washington DC.

150 Years of Influence of Louis Kossuth, Governor-President of Hungary

March 15th is a Hungarian National Holiday. It commemorates the Revolution of 1848 led by Louis (Lajos) Kossuth, which grew into a war of independence against Habsburg rule. We commemorate this National Holiday with the 2002 speech of Hungarian Ambassador to the United States Géza Jeszenszky. It was included in the Congressional Record by Congressman Tom Lantos. Lantos wrote: “Since […]

by · March 15, 2017 · Focus
Rozika (Rózsika) Schwimmer

On International Women’s Day we remember Rozika (Rózsika) Schwimmer

Rózsika Schwimmer was a Hungarian-American feminist, journalist, politician and relentless fighter for woman’s rights in Hungary and the United States. Born in 1877 in Budapest and trained as a bookkeeper, Schwimmer was an occasional journalist for various papers such as Pester Lloyd. She got involved with the Hungarian union movement and became the leader of the National Association for Women […]

by · March 8, 2017 · Diaspora
Robert Pittenger (R-North Carolina)

Response to HFP: Congressman not aware that Hungarian participant in Security Forum had pro-Iranian and neo-Nazi connections

U.S. Congressman Robert Pittenger’s Communications Director reponded to a query by HFP’s György Lázár, in connection to two articles that appeared on our site about Sebastian Gorka’s ties to the far-right in Hungary and the participation of Jobbik MP Márton Gyöngyösi at an Intelligence, Terrorism and Cyber Security Forum organized by the Congressman. We received the following response. * Good afternoon, […]

by · March 4, 2017 · Politics
Edie Adams and her husband Ernie Kovacs.

Ernie Kovacs – the Hungarian-American comic genius

I just recently discovered how little is known in Hungary about Ernie Kovacs, the American comedic genius. This wildly popular American star spoke pretty good Hungarian and died tragically at the height of his career in 1962. Ernie Kovacs was born in a Catholic family in 1919 in Trenton, New Jersey. His father Andrew (András) was 13 years old when […]

by · February 11, 2017 · Diaspora
Ambassador Szemerkényi's Twitter with President Trump, his wife Melania in the middle and Ambassador Réka Szemerkényi.

Ambassador Szemerkényi claims that she had discussions with President Trump about Orbán’s visit

One of the tricks used by Hungarian diplomats is to walk up to a prominent US politician, snap a photo as proof of their “close relationship” and distribute it with a misleading caption. A couple of days ago an American Red Cross charity ball was held at Mar-a-Lago, the sprawling Palm Beach, Florida, estate owned by Donald Trump. The President […]

by · February 8, 2017 · Politics
A note on the hacking attack against HFP and pro-Fidesz trolls

A note on the hacking attack against HFP and pro-Fidesz trolls

A number of readers noticed Sunday evening that HFP had been hacked on two separate occasions. In both cases, György Lázár’s most recent article on opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin among some Hungarians was deleted and replaced with a note from a hacker, using a pseudonym which I will not repeat here, so as to not give him/her added […]

by · February 6, 2017 · Focus
Béla Lipták, founder of the Hungarian Lobby demonstrated against Putin in New York.

Hungarians in North America condemn Putin’s visit to Budapest

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his delegation arrived to Budapest on one of three identical planes, which left from separate locations at separate times. Putin’s Iljushin-96 presidential aircraft was escorted by Hungarian fighter planes in Hungary’s airspace – truly a presidential welcome. The security measures were extremely tight, almost unprecedented. Budapest’s streets were empty, police lined the intersections. No anti-Putin […]

by · February 4, 2017 · Diaspora
(from left to right) Mr. Kristóf Altusz, Hungarian State Secretary, Ambassador Szemerkényi, Rep. Blackburn and her husband.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s pro-Iranian Hungarian friends

Republican Congresswoman from Tennessee Marsha Blackburn is pleased with President Trump’s executive order to bar Syrian refugees and block citizens of seven countries, among them Iran, from entering the US. Rep. Blackburn considers Iran an enemy of the United States and two years ago she expressed strong concerns over Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal. She wrote that the Iranians were […]

by · February 1, 2017 · Politics
Gov. Pataki said that Trump is unqualified to be President; now he is celebrating Trump’s inauguration with Amb. Szemerkényi (right corner in black dress) and Hungarian-American friends.

Hungarian diplomats celebrate President Trump’s inauguration in Washington DC

Last Saturday, January 21, millions marched worldwide to protest the inauguration of President Trump. On the same day Hungary’s Ambassador to Washington, Réka Szemerkényi, organized a party to celebrate the inauguration of the new president. The Salute to Freedom Inaugural Brunch was held at the newly purchased Hungarian Embassy building in Washington DC. Salute to Freedom? Hungary, one of the […]

by · January 26, 2017 · Politics