The government’s foreign policy is “shameful” and subservient to “zionist interests”, nationalist Jobbik MP Márton Gyöngy?si told reporters on Wednesday. Gyöngy?si’s assertion was prompted by a two-day meeting of the International Israel Allies Caucus Foundation (IIACF) that opened in Budapest on Sunday.
The conference of pro-Israel lawmakers from around the world ended with a statement calling on participants to urge their countries to recognise Jerusalem as the “undivided” capital of Israel, and to relocate their diplomatic missions there.
Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén received a group of participants in the Parliament building on Monday. “We are honoured that high-level representatives and statesmen from across the world should honour Hungary with this conference,” Semjén said. Opposition Socialist Party lawmaker István Hiller, speaking at the IIACF conference itself, had warned of “groups that are leading Hungary towards hatred”, commercial television channel ATV reported. The conference was billed as a faith-based event organised in conjunction with Hungary’s largest evangelical church Hit Gyülekezete (Faith church).