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July 24, 2014 By Maddy Tennis The ongoing war between Israel and Hamas has sparked  a wave of protests in Europe. While most peacefully demand an end to the violence, a disturbing number have resulted...
July 22, 2014 Late Sunday night news broke that Péter Szentmihályi Szabó will serve as the new Hungarian Ambassador to Rome. Szabó is a known anti-Semite who publishes regularly in several far-right newspapers....
July 22, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Today, as the Helsinki Commission holds a hearing on “Anti-Semitism, Racism and Discrimination in the OSCE Region,” Human Rights First urges lawmakers to examine ways in which the...
July 21, 2014 Top News CHILDREN AT THE BORDER On Friday, President Obama will meet with the presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras to discuss the surge in unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-...
July 07, 2014 This is a cross post from the Huffington Post. After strong showings at the polls a few years ago, Ukraine's far-right has sunk to virtual electoral oblivion, and it's hard to know where or if...
June 10, 2014 By Maddy Tennis On Sunday Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of France’s far right National Front, made antisemitic remarks in a video posted on the party’s website. Le Pen lashed out at several of his...
June 02, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today urged President Obama to speak out against hatred and discrimination during his visit to Europe this week. The president’s trip comes at a time of tension...

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Factsheet | November 09, 2018
The history of the Holocaust is a painful and tragic story in all the countries of occupied Europe. Hungary is no exception. Yet the current Hungarian government seeks to rewrite history, and appears...
Issue Brief | October 12, 2018
In April 2018, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his nationalist Fidesz party won a two-thirds majority in the Hungarian parliament after garnering roughly 50 percent of the popular vote. The election...
Report | July 09, 2018
Hate crimes undermine social cohesion, basic guarantees of security, and the democratic ideals of equality and non-discrimination. When a Muslim woman is attacked for wearing a hijab, or a Jewish man...
Letter | May 23, 2018
DOWNLOAD LETTER The Honorable Michael Pompeo Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 Dear Mr. Secretary: Now that you have been...

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