Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban acknowledged his country’s “sin” in failing to protect its Jews during WWII, as he made a joint press statement after meeting with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Neyanyahu in the Hungarian parliament in Budapest.
“This is not about George Soros’ origins and identity, but about his actions,” a Hungarian senior government minister said as the head of the Jewish Federation of Jewish communities criticized the country’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban's billboard campaign against migration and foreign influence which used the image of the US Jewish financier and political opponent of the Hungarian government.
While in some western European countries, like Belgium, laws are passed to ban ritual slaughter of animals, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Oraban has expressed his commitment to maintain full freedom of religion for the Jewish community.
While Jewish religious practices and rights such as Shechita, are under pressure some European countries, including Belgium, NIK, the Organisation of Jewish Communities in the Netherlands, has signed an agreement with the Dutch Minister of Agriucuture which will guarantee the right to continue ritual slaughter of aniamls in the country.
American Jewish groups and members of Congress are pressuring U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to appoint a US Special Envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, a position that will be unstaffed by July 1 due to budgetary cuts