Israel Overrules its Ambassador to Hungary on Anti-Soros Ads

An anti-Soros campaign reading “99 percent reject illegal migration” and “Let’s not allow Soros to have the last laugh,” July 5, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. A call by the Israeli ambassador to Hungary for an end to the billboard campaign against George Soros wasn’t meant to “delegitimize” criticism of the Hungarian-American billionaire, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said Sunday, July 10, 2017.

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY — A call by the Israeli ambassador to Hungary for an end to the billboard campaign against George Soros wasn’t meant to “delegitimize” criticism of the Hungarian-American billionaire, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said Sunday.

The ministry’s statement was in response to a Facebook post by Ambassador Yossi Amrani, who said the Hungarian government’s billboards not only evoke “sad memories, but also sow hatred and fear.”

The ministry said the “sole purpose” of the ambassador’s statement was to express Israel’s rejections of anti-Semitism and support “Jewish communities everywhere in confronting this hatred.”

“In no way was the statement meant to delegitimize criticism of George Soros, who continuously undermines Israel’s democratically elected governments by funding organizations that defame the Jewish state and seek to deny it the right to defend itself,” the ministry said.

Related: Israel: George Soros Behind Groups That Defame Jewish State

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  • Millie_Woods

    Imagine the Hungarian ambassador to Israel sticking his/her nose in Israeli business. Very un-diplomatic.

  • Alain

    Israel needs to recall and replace the ambassador. Attempting to link the ads to anti-Semitism is hogwash, and in fact delegitimises real anti-Semitism. Furthermore, one would be hard pressed to find someone more anti-Semitic than Soros. Good heavens he worked for the bloody Nazis against his own people.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Only if this public rebuke proves inadequate.

    • Exile1981

      Start checking the ambassadors bank account for soros money.

  • dapto

    Sorry Israel but Soros is a Nazi and if you do anything that supports him then you love Hitler to

  • simus1

    Perhaps Yossi just misses his salad days in San Francisco.
    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3151367,00.html

    He is a “professional diplomat” and not some sleazy friend of politicians who bought the post in Hungary. So everything is ok.
    He must have some really good dirt on very high level people in Israel to survive this series of faux pas.