The heads of mission of 25 countries to Hungary marked the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence at a reception held at Budapest’s Sziget Festival on Friday.
Hungary’s prime minister said he would work to fight anti-Semitism during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In his first visit to Israel as prime minister, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban pledged last Thursday that his country has a “zero tolerance” policy toward anti-Semitism.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lauded Israel’s democracy while calling attention to “the plight of the long-suffering Iranian people” during his satellite video speech to the 13th Annual Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Summit hosted in Washington DC. “Iran’s regime is a point of darkness in the Middle East. Israel is a point of light,” he said.