Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó opened an exhibition on Hungarian Jewish sports in New York late on Tuesday. The exhibition set up by the Maccabi VAC Hungary sports club at Hungary’s consulate-general comprises 15 display boards presenting the athletes, culture and history of Hungarian Jewish sports.
As regards Hungarian-Israeli relations, the minister noted in his address that Hungary recently opened a foreign trade mission in Jerusalem and a Hungarian cultural season in Tel Aviv. Szijjártó also expressed Hungary’s honour in hosting this year’s Maccabi Europe Games, saying that it was “the best answer to all the dumb fake news about rising anti-Semitic attitudes in our country”. The Maccabi Games will be held from July 29 to August 7, with over 2,500 Jewish athletes from 30 countries competing in 29 branches of sport.