The Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in the capital of Hungary with an official visit during which he will meet with the Prime Minister of this country Viktor Orban and his Ministers.
As reported on Monday, July 17, the Israeli media, the Israeli Prime Minister plans to sign a cooperation agreement in the field of culture and development technologies.
«I’m flying to Budapest to meet with the leaders of Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. We are strengthening ties with countries in five continents — Asia, Africa, Australia, North and South America, but the strengthening of ties with European countries is also very important for us,» said Netanyahu before the start of their European tour.
Note that today’s Hungary is one of the most anti-Semitic countries in Europe. The results of a survey conducted by sociologists of the Central European University in Budapest under the direction of andrás kovács, indicate that from 15% to 20% of Hungarians adhere to the «extremely anti-Semitic» views. In addition, about a third of the country’s citizens have prejudices against the Jews, and 19% of respondents deny the Holocaust.
Székesfehérvár, one of the largest cities of Hungary, with a population of 100,000 people, plans to create a bronze monument to the Balint Homan, Minister of religious Affairs and education, who was in power from October 1944 to March 1945, when the country was ruled by Hitler’s ally miklós Horthy.
During this period in the Kingdom of Hungary was killed 15.000 citizens, most of whom were Jews, and 80,000 were deported to the death camps. Nevertheless, for the erection of this monument has allocated funds to the Ministry of justice.