The Hungarian government supports and calls for expanding the Abraham Accords which normalised Israel’s relations with several Arab states, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said after speaking with Eli Kohen, his Israeli counterpart, by phone on Monday.
Based on experience of the past decades, the Accords is the first initiative that can be instrumental in establishing peace in the Middle East, Szijjártó said on Facebook. He added that at the talks initiated by Kohen they had also reviewed the region’s security situation.
“I assured my Israeli colleague that Hungary continues to support a fair and balanced approach to Israel in international forums,”
He said that economic cooperation served the interests of both countries and will be further developed.
They agreed that the Israeli foreign minister would soon pay an official visit to Budapest.
As we wrote before, Hungary could become the first European country to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The controversial gesture could lead to diplomatic issues, as apparently it was not approved by the EU, details HERE.
Yeah, would be great but it’s not going to happen. Netanyahu put himself ahead of the country by refusing to step down and retire gracefully. He allowed people like Ben-Gvir and Smotrich to sit in the cabinet just so he could muster enough support to form a government. That alone has rubbed the likes of the Emiratis the wrong way and relations have already cooled. Meanwhile, there’s been a (China-brokered) detente between the Saudis and Iranians. If there’s going to be any kind of a progress on this score, Israel is going to have to equitably solve the Palestinian issue once and for all, not only so as to be able to normalize its relations with the Arab world but also to save itself in the long term. The current geopolitical circumstances won’t remain forever. For instance, and it’s a biggie, America won’t be the world’s only superpower for much longer, and when it gets replaced, whoever takes over will be much less amicably inclined toward Israel. Ultimately, I fear Israel will experience the fate of old South Africa…