‘Israel Backing Hungary to Chair Holocaust Forum’

The Foreign Ministry is backing Hungary’s quest to assume the chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance in 2015, Hungarian prime ministerial chief adviser Zsigmond Perenyi told The Jerusalem Post.

During an interview at the King David Hotel on Wednesday, Perenyi – who was heading a diplomatic delegation to Jerusalem dealing with issues pertaining to the rise of the anti-Semitic far Right in his country and governmental efforts to improve Holocaust education – said that during meetings at the ministry in Jerusalem, officials “promised their support” for Hungarian efforts to secure the rotating chairmanship of the international forum.

Hungary is currently grappling with the rise of the Jobbik party, a nationalist faction that came out of nowhere to become Hungary’s third-largest parliamentary faction during elections in 2010.

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