PM Orbán: Hungary and Israel agree that all nations have a right to their own security and a duty to protect their citizens
“We will never forget that the Hungarian government, at that time, could not defend its Jewish citizens, but today the safety of all Jewish citizens in Hungary is guaranteed and anti-Semitism meets with zero tolerance,” the prime minister said
Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, highlighted that one of the largest Catholic churches in Hungary stands quite close to the Dohány street Great Synagogue in Budapest, which illustrates the peaceful coexistence of Jews and Christians in Hungary
In the land where Zionism was born, Hungary, PM Benjamin Netanyahu spoke about the daily threats to his country’s existence and Europe’s relationship with Israel, quoting French President Macron on anti-Zionism being the new anti-Semitism. He thanked PM Orbán for opposing this anti-Semitism by standing up for Israel in international forums.
PM Netanyahu to PM Orbán: ‘Thank you for standing up for Israel’ at the forefront of opposition to this new anti-Semitism
During a historic visit – the first of a head of government of Israel in 30 years – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for “standing up for Israel in international forums,” and the Hungarian prime minister delivered a sharp rebuke of the failure of Hungary to defend its Jewish citizens during World War II, saying the country had sinned.
“Hungary is taking determined action against the organisations funded by George Soros, and so is Israel, according to news reports”, according to a statement issued today by the Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister.
“We will continue to protect the Jewish community in future against any and all attacks of an anti-Semitic nature and against any attempts to endanger or discriminate against Hungary’s Jewish community,” Hungary's foreign minister said