Hungarian Jews ask PM Orban to end ‘bad dream’ of anti-Semitism

By Marton Dunai | Reuters

Hungarian Jews said on Thursday Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s billboard campaign against migration and foreign influence, using the image of U.S. financier George Soros, was a proxy for anti-Semitism.

They urged the nationalist Orban to halt the campaign. “Please make sure this bad dream ends as soon as possible,” Andras Heisler, chairman of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Federations (Mazsihisz), said in an emailed statement.

Orban’s spokesman said the campaign had nothing to do with anti-Semitism but rather sought only to counter what he called Soros’s attempts to unduly change immigration policies in Hungary.