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Hungarian President Viktor Orban (left) and Jewish Philanthropist George Soros

In blow to Orban's feud with Soros, Hungary loses fight over financing law

The law is part of measures taken by the Hungarian government against what it sees as unfair foreign influence, linked to its disagreements with Soros, who was born in Budapest.

By REUTERS
18/06/2020

Orban's authoritarian overreach

The Hungarian Parliament can, in theory, rescind the legislation and roll back Orban's coronavirus coup once the public health crisis is over. But no one in their right mind expects that to happen.

By AMICHAI MAGEN
09/04/2020
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives for a speech at his Jerusalem office, regarding th

Guarding against authoritarianism – opinion

Reality Check: Thankfully, the police criticized the policewoman who asked a demonstrator whether he voted Gantz or Bibi

06/04/2020
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Hungary to close all schools, bans inbound flights from Israel

Hungary has added Israel to the list of countries it does not allow inbound travel from, in addition to China, Iran, Italy and South Korea.

By REUTERS
13/03/2020
U.S. President Trump meets with Hungary's Prime Minister Orban at the White House in Washington

Trump praises Orban as ‘tough’ defender of Christians

The U.S. President described the Hungarian PM as “highly respected." "Probably, like me, a little bit controversial, but that’s okay," he added.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
14/05/2019
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is welcomed to Jerusalem by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Nine Democrats ask Trump to cancel meeting with Hungarian leader

Trump and Netanyahu have warm relations with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
14/05/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with the Hungarian Foreign Minister at the dedication ceremony of

Hungary opens ‘first European diplomatic mission in Jerusalem in decades’

Netanyahu thanks Orban for stand against antisemitism.

20/03/2019
Visegrad Group

Hungarian, Polish, Czech, Slovakia leaders to meet Netanyahu in Jerusalem

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has forged ties with central European countries viewed as more sympathetic to Israel's struggle.

28/01/2019
Benjamin Netanyahu Mike Pompeo

Senior source: 'Netanyahu got almost all he wanted from Pompeo'

"Israel had eight requests, and seven were granted," the source said. "The only issue that is still under discussion is the sale of aircraft to Croatia."

By YANIR COZIN
02/01/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban

Which foreign leaders should Israel welcome?

One does not have to sympathize with Orban to welcome him. Neither does one have to like the illiberal character of his government.

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