Lapid calls Orban's trip to Israel 'a disgrace'

July 18, 2018 09:02
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Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid railed against a two-day visit of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Wednesday, calling it a "disgrace."

"After degrading the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust with an agreement with Poland, today Netanyahu will give honor to Prime Minister Orban of Hungary, who praised the antisemitic ruler [of Hungary in World War II] who collaborated with the Nazis in the extermination of Hungarian Jewry. A disgrace!," he wrote on Twitter.

Lapid, the son of a Holocaust survivor, criticized Orban for his praise of World War II leader Miklos Horthy and Netanyahu for agreeing to a deal with Poland after it passed a controversial law criminalizing mention of Polish culpability in the Holocaust.

Orban is set to kick off a two-day trip to Israel today.

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