Hungarian governance is rooted in Judeo-Christian values, a government official told a conference on anti-Semitism in Budapest on Monday.
Tristan Azbej, the state secretary responsible for aiding persecuted Christians, addressed the conference Anti-Semitism: Appearance and Reality, held at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Yacov-David Hadas Handelsman, Israel’s ambassador to Budapest, noted
Hungary has the largest Jewish community in central Europe, “and its members can walk down the street safely, while its institutions are working well”.
András Heisler, the president of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz), noted
the trauma of the Holocaust lingering in second-generation Jewish survivors.
Slomó Köves, the leader of the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation (EMIH), said anti-Semitism was falling off in Hungary, though, he added, it was still significant a problem which warranted long-term solutions.