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SZIJJÁRTÓ: HUNGARY’S DISPUTE WITH SOROS 'HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH' RELIGION

 

Hungary’s dispute with US financier George Soros “has nothing to do” with his religion, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said in an interview with Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth. Asked about Soros’s role and his Jewish background, Szijjártó said: “It is anti-Semitism to say that we have a dispute with Soros because he is Jewish. We are not interested in his religion. It is the anti-Semites that are.” The Hungarian government “guarantees the freedom of people including their religious freedoms and will continue to protect the Jewish community and all its members”, Szijjártó said. The minister also referred to “civil groups that are in fact political players” as “mostly financed by Soros’s network”. Soros “envisions a completely different future for Europe and wants to see a completely different Hungary than we do”, he said.