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Orban also accused World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder of having a "left-wing and liberal bias" in Hungarian public affairs.
"The government of Hungary has denigrated and misrepresented our work and repressed civil society for the sake of political gain."
The right-wing nationalist premier has presented himself as the savior of Hungary's sovereignty and Christian values against what he calls an "invasion" of Muslim migrants.
He is following in the footsteps of other important leaders who visited Judaism's holiest site before.
By JULIANE HELMHOLD
As a Jewish and democratic state, Israel is responsible not only for her own citizens but for all the Jews in the world.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
The Hungarian leader said Budapest has ‘zero tolerance’ to antisemitism, and that Jews in Hungary live in security.
By HERB KEINON
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will be the latest leader to officially put the Western Wall on his itinerary on Friday.
Orban, reelected easily to a third term in April, is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, as well as President Reuven Rivlin.
The visit will take place from July 18-20, a year after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Budapest.
A lot of elements are at stake in this crucial diplomatic visit, and it wasn't smooth sailing before PM Benjamin Netanyahu set off to Budapest.
Amid rising levels of xenophobia, PM Viktor Orban tells plenum of World Jewish Congress that Jews are welcome in Hungary.
By SAM SOKOL
Viktor Orban condemns call by far-right lawmaker to draw up lists of Jews "unworthy" of country, promises to eliminate discrimination.
European Jewish Congress: "Obsessive" anti-Semitism growing.
By HAVIV RETTIG GUR
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