Touting Hungary’s “zero tolerance” anti-Semitism policy to PM Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is feeling the crunch as EU intensifies legal action over Hungarian refusal to accept Mid-Eastern asylum seekers.
By i24NEWS – AFP
The European Union on Thursday intensified legal action against Hungary in a bid to make it comply with EU asylum rules, denouncing a law to punish activists who support asylum seekers.
The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, has clashed repeatedly with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government, especially since the migration crisis erupted in 2015.
Twin towers of the European Court of Justice, in Kirchberg, Luxembourg. Continue Reading »
Greek government follows Hungary telling Jerusalem it will defy controversial European Union policy to label only the Jewish-made ‘settlement goods’ of the 200 disputed territorial conflicts around the world.
By Hillel Fendel
Greece has informed Israel that it will not label Israeli-made products from Judea and Samaria, following Hungary in breaking with the European Union on the issue.
PM Netanyahu met at the Knesset with Hungarian Foreign Affairs & Trade Minister Peter Szijjarto thanking him for supporting Israel against the EU’s decision to label products from Judea, Samaria & the Golan Heights. – Photo: Kobi Gideon, GPO
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visited Israel late last month, and a few days later, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias informed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of the Greek decision by letter. Continue Reading »
In the presence of top EU representatives, Hungarian FM states opposition to “irrational” guidelines that will not contribute to a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but rather, cause more problems & damage.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Hungary will not place special labeling on products from the West Bank and the Golan Heights, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó told a breakfast meeting of the Israel Council on Foreign Relations on Monday.
EU Commission approves Israeli ‘settlement’ product guidelines (Illustrative picture). – Photo: REUTERS,JPOST STAFF
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The minister characterized the European Union’s decision to affix special labels on such products as “irrational,” saying that it will not contribute to a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and it could cause more problems and damage.