- 12 Apr 2018 8:00 AM
- Hungary Matters
In his congratulatory letter, EJA Chairman Rabbi Menachem Margolin praised Orbán for having been “a stalwart defender of Israel on the world stage”.
“During your previous term in office your steadfast assurances and commitments to protect Hungarian Jewry and their heritage were warmly welcomed and were an anchor to us in these turbulent political times,” Margolin wrote.
The EJA chairman expressed his trust that Orbán’s “previous positive and embracing stance” to Hungarian Jewish citizens and Israel would be carried over into his new term and government. “Europe stands at a crossroads,” the letter said.
Margolin reassured Orbán that he would enjoy the EJA’s support as long as he continued to “show the right way ahead when it comes to defending and upholding Jewish rights, and standing up for Israel”.
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