By Krisztina Than
Hungarian Jews Pan Netanyahu Visit As ‘Let Down’
Hungarian Jews on Wednesday sharply criticized Viktor Orban’s billboard campaign using the image of U.S. financier George Soros and said the Israeli government’s backing of it came as a disappointment to the local Jewish community. In the campaign, Soros is singled out as an enemy of Hungary. “Let’s not allow Soros to have the last…
George Soros Vows To Keep Funding Hungary Civil Society Groups
Billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundations will keep working with and financing NGOs in Hungary despite the Hungarian government saying that any civil society group they should be “swept out,” the head of the Foundations said on Wednesday. Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party’s vice chairman Szilard Nemeth told a news conference on Tuesday that…
Hungary Scraps Plan To Honor Wartime Anti-Semitic Leader
Hungary has scrapped plans to erect a statue of Balint Homan, a former World War Two government minister who supported anti-Semitism in Hungary in the 1930s and 40s, after protests from Jewish leaders. The row over honoring Homan, who served as minister of religion and education twice between 1932 and 1942, has served as an…
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