„Mr Gyöngyösi, 35, is a far cry from the stereotype of the ultra-right skinhead or boot-boy. He is well-dressed, articulate, speaks fluent English and is the son of a diplomat. He grew up in the Middle East and Asia, graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, with a degree in business and political science and worked as a tax advisor for KPMG. (...)
Mr Gyöngyösi later backtracked and said he believed that only those Jews who were dual Hungarian-Israeli citizens should be screened. 'I apologise to my Jewish compatriots for my equivocal statement,' he said.
Either way, Jobbik is out of tune with its potential allies across Europe. As Joshua Keating at Foreign Policy points out, the “old-school anti-Semitism” of the Hungarian right is no longer in fashion with parties of the far right across Europe. Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party is a staunch supporter of Israel. Even the British National Party, an ally of Jobbik, has made several, albeit unconvincing, attempts to remodel itself as welcoming Jewish members.”