Report: Pro-Trump Orban to meet with Netanyahu in Israel

Pro-Trump Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is going to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel.


Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrives for a controversial visit to Israel on Wednesday as he and his counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu find common cause in their right-wing views.

Orban’s visit has provoked concern in Israel over allegations he has stoked anti-Semitism in Hungary with nationalist rhetoric and a campaign against US Jewish billionaire philanthropist George Soros.

Netanyahu has brushed aside those concerns as he seeks closer ties with European nations willing to provide strong backing to Israel. He and Orban also both strongly support US President Donald Trump.

A year ago, Netanyahu made the first trip to Budapest by an Israeli prime minister since the fall of communism in 1989, thanking Orban for “standing up for Israel in international forums”.

He also denounced “absolutely crazy” EU demands of Israel, such as those related to Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, in closed-door remarks picked up by a microphone and overheard by journalists.

Netanyahu has extended his praise to all of the so-called Visegrad group, which includes Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, and whose nationalist stances have been a thorn in Brussels’ side.

The report also outlines that unlike most European leaders Orban will not meet with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on his trip.

This is another sign of the order forming worldwide. Due to the immigration crisis in the EU right-wing governments have taken hold in many areas and that has allowed Israel to begin forming alliances in Europe.

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