Israel backs Hungary’s anti-Soros campaign, saying financier ‘continually undermines Jewish State’

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A day after Israel’s ambassador in Budapest called for local election billboards targeting George Soros to be removed – saying the campaign “sows hatred and fear” – Israel’s Foreign Ministry weighed in, agreeing with the substance of Hungary’s criticism.

Budapest has been plastered with election posters paid for by the ruling Fidesz party that depict the Hungarian-born billionaire grinning smugly, with the slogan “Let’s not let Soros have the last laugh.” Above is a caption that reads “99 percent reject illegal migration” – the main point of contention between the Hungarian government and Soros, who has criticized the country for refusing to accept a mass influx of asylum seekers.

On Saturday, Israel’s ambassador to Hungary, Yossi Amrani, asked the government to discontinue the billboard campaign due to the local Jewish community’s fears that the negative portrayal of Soros, who is Jewish, would stir up anti-Semitism. (Click to Site)

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