European Jewish Association (EJA) head Rabbi Menachem Margolin has thanked Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for the Hungarian government’s position on Jewish settlements in the West Bank, Hungary’s consistent support for Israel and the comprehensive agreement that the government signed with the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation (EMIH), Orbán’s press chief said.
Margolin said in a letter that there were areas of disputed geographical affiliation in many countries around the world and it was unfair to single out Israel, Bertalan Havasi said. Margolin welcomed the Hungarian government’s position going against the European Union’s criticism of Washington. The US recently made it clear that it did not consider the Jewish settlements in the West Bank a violation of international law. Margolin thanked Orbán for his commitment to the Jewish people and support for its major role in Hungary’s cultural, civic and economic development.