The Israeli Minister of Diaspora Affairs and Minister for Social Equality met with the Hungarian Secretary of State for Churches, Minorities and Civil Affairs to join forces in the fight against antisemitism.
Earlier this week, Amichai Chikli, the Israeli Minister of Diaspora Affairs and Minister for Social Equality, met with Miklós Soltész, the Secretary of State for Churches, Minorities and Civil Affairs, to thank the Hungarian government for its support towards Israel and for its fight against antisemitism. Rabbi Slomó Köves, head of the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation (EMIH), also attended the meeting.
In the name of the state of Israel, Chikli asked the Hungarian government to stop the European funding of anti-Israel Palestinian organisations and jointly fight against anti-Israel and antisemitic sentiment. The Israeli minister thanked the Hungarian government for its unwavering support for the state of Israel.
Chikli also expressed gratitude towards the Hungarian government and the Hungarian Jewish community for establishing the Machne Chabad refugee camp, which has so far assisted more than a thousand Ukrainian Jews displaced by the war, and was set up by the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation, with the support of the Hungarian government.
According to the report of The Jerusalem Post, the parties also discussed efforts to combat antisemitism in Hungary and Europe. Miklós Soltész reported on the constitutional amendments that have been made to support this vision with the help of Jewish organisations, led by the Action and Protection Foundation (TEV). The participants also agreed that anti-Zionism is a form of antisemitism and that this problem can only be tackled on the international scene.