Hungarian PM apologizes to Prime Minister for country’s conduct during the Holocaust. ‘Previous governments sinned when Jews not protected.’
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said today (Tuesday) at a joint press conference with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that Hungary is aware of the dark chapter in its history that took place during the Holocaust.
“Previous governments of Hungary sinned during the Second World War when they did not protect the Jews, and we chose to cooperate with the Nazis instead of guarding the Jews,” he added.
He also addressed the problem of anti-Semitism in his country and said, “I made it clear to Netanyahu that my government will defend the Jews of the country and that I have zero tolerance for anti-Semitism.”
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that “Zionism was founded in Hungary, and it is hard to imagine the State of Israel today without Herzl’s vision.
“I spoke with Prime Minister Orban about the Jewish community’s concerns, and he promised me that his government would do everything to protect the Jews in the state,” Netanyahu said.