Hungary govt committed to fighting anti-Semitism, says Israeli ambassador

Budapest, July 12 (MTI) – The Hungarian government is fighting anti-Semitism and has made every effort to eliminate its manifestations, Ilan Mor, Israel’s ambassador to Hungary, said on Friday, adding, however, that it could not be said that anti-Semitism does not exist in the country.

Although it would be wrong to refer to Hungary as an anti-Semitic country in general terms, racist ideology must be further fought through education and political statements, the ambassador told public radio. “The longer the fight, the more effective that war will be.”

 

The ambassador said his country acknowledged Hungary’s commitment to eliminate anti-Semitism.

 

The European Union’s recent Tavares report on fundamental rights in Hungary suggests that anti-Roma and anti-Semitic sentiments are again on the rise in the country.