Post Tagged with: "United States"

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
Women’s Marches against President Trump attract millions  – György Lázár’s photos

Women’s Marches against President Trump attract millions – György Lázár’s photos

It began as a Facebook post by a Hawaii grandmother the day after Hillary Clinton’s loss in November and blossomed into a worldwide protest movement against Donald Trump.  The largest demonstration took place in Washington DC, where according to estimates well over half a million people marched. In California, my home state, about 400 thousand marched in Los Angeles, 100 […]

by · January 23, 2017 · Politics
Zsa Zsa at the the Las Vegas Riviera - 1956 October

Letter to the Editor – Zsa Zsa, the honorary freedom fighter?

HFP recently published my article about Zsa Zsa entitled Ambassador Réka Szemerkényi exploits Zsa Zsa’s memory for political purposes. In this piece I mentioned that John Gizzi wrote an article (also produced a video interview) claiming that Zsa Zsa was “an opponent of Communist tyranny.” He added that, “Zsa Zsa was always speaking at events for the Hungarian community in […]

by · January 20, 2017 · Diaspora
NATO spending in 2016. Click to enlarge.

Trump is not happy with Hungary’s defense budget

Last year Donald Trump gave an interview to The Washington Post editorial board. He said: “NATO is costing us a fortune, and yes, we’re protecting Europe, but we’re spending a lot of money. Number one, I think the distribution of costs has to be changed.” Later he told the New York Times: “NATO is unfair, economically, to us, to the […]

by · January 18, 2017 · Politics
Mr. Tamás Harangozó (MSZP), Mr. Gergely Gulyás (Fidesz), Mr. András Schiffer (LMP), and Mr. Márton Gyöngyösi (Jobbik) at the Kossuth statue in the US Congress building.

Márton Gyöngyösi, pro-Iranian Jobbik MP attended US Intelligence, Terrorism and Cyber Security briefing

Hungarian politicians often visit Canada and the Unites States. Lately, serious questions have been raised about their activities: Do these politicians represent a security risk? Thirty-nine year-old Mr. Márton Gyöngyösi is an MP representing Jobbik, Hungary’s neo-Nazi party, in the county’s Parliament. He is pro-Iranian and his party does not hide its contacts with Iranians. It is also long suspected […]

by · January 12, 2017 · Politics