Prime Minister Viktor Orban promises citizens of Hungary that it won’t allow the European Union to impose its Open Immigration Policy in his country. Billboards all over Hungary shout out “Let’s not allow George Soros to have the last laugh,” beside a bloated image of the 86-year-old billionaire, in a campaign specifying him as an enemy of the state. Israel is backing Hungary in this move to denounce the aging investor in its alignment with Prime Minister Orban on the upcoming visit of Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu on July 18, 2017.
The campaign drew criticism from the Jewish ambassador to Hungary, Yossi Amrani, saying that the campaign against Soros not only brings back painful memories but also promotes hatred and fear. The ambassador’s statement is an insinuation of Hungary’s part in deporting 500,000 Jews during the Holocaust. Later, the Jewish ambassador made clarifications stating that George Soros is the target of such criticism in his support for open immigration, reports Reuters.