Hungary remains committed to the fight against anti-Semitism, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said after meeting representatives of American Jewish organisations in New York on Thursday.
Hungary’s government will do everything in its power to ensure that the international community applies a fair and balanced political approach to Israel, the foreign ministry cited Szijjártó as saying at the meeting held on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The minister said Europe needed to take the strongest possible stand against the anti-Semitism that, he insisted, had re-emerged in certain parts of the continent due to migration. Szijjártó said issues which had been put on the back burner by the pandemic such as migration were becoming increasingly serious, with illegal migration leading to a re-emergence of anti-Semitism in western Europe.
saying the government had made clear that Hungary’s Jewish community “has nothing to fear as long as we are in power”. The minister said that whereas some western European countries often expressed anti-Israel positions to satisfy certain electoral bases transformed by illegal migration, Hungary pursued a particularly Israel-friendly foreign policy, he said.