Israel envoy warns Hungary politicians: ‘don’t play Jewish card’ in 2018 election

Szekszárd, May 21 (MTI) – Israel’s ambassador to Hungary warned at an event on Sunday that Hungarian politicians should avoid “playing the Jewish card” in their campaigns for the 2018 general election.

After a conference of Hungarian-Israeli Friendship Societies and Circles in southern Hungary, Joseph Amrani told journalists that he agreed with Andras Heisler, head of the Hungarian Association of Jewish Communities, that no political force should hijack the issue.

It is in the interest of the entire political community that no one should rely on fear and hatred against minorities to shape public opinion, he said, adding that hopefully neither the Jewish community, Israel nor anti-Semitism would appear on the political agenda.

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