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Jul 24, 2020

FM: Hungary’s dispute with US financier George Soros “has nothing to do” with his religion"

The Hungarian government “guarantees the freedom of people including their religious freedoms and will continue to protect the Jewish community and all its members,” Minister Szijjártó said.

 

The foreign minister said Hungary’s dispute with US financier George Soros “has nothing to do” with his religion".

In an interview with Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth, Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, highlighted that there is no link between Soros’s role and his Jewish background. “It is anti-Semitism to say that we have a dispute with Soros because he is Jewish. We are not interested in his religion. It is the anti-Semites that are,” he said.

The Hungarian government “guarantees the freedom of people including their religious freedoms and will continue to protect the Jewish community and all its members,” Minister Szijjártó said.

The minister also referred to “civil groups that are in fact political players” as “mostly financed by Soros’s network”. Soros “envisions a completely different future for Europe and wants to see a completely different Hungary than we do,” he said.

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