Hungary / 10-05-2012
Israeli ambassador cancels Eger visit over antisemitic remark
Israeli Ambassador Ilan Mor cancelled a planned visit to Eger to protest allegedly antisemitic remarks made against actor József Székhelyi by a Fidesz local councillor. Mor assured Székhelyi of his solidarity.
Mazsihisz and the Budapest Jewish Religious Community BZSH will hold an event to show solidarity with Székhelyi at Goldmark Hall near the Dohány utca synagogue in Budapest on Sunday evening.
“We are aware that Eger would not be what it is today without Jews,” said Eger mayor László Habis Wednesday evening.
“I would like Ambassador Mor to get to know us and see that there is no discrimination in Eger,” he added.