Orbán receives Netanyahu and admits “crime” in not protecting Jews in WWII

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán received visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Budapest today, and at a joint news conference Orbán claimed that Hungary has “zero tolerance” for anti-Semitism.

At the same conference, the Hungarian Prime Minister stated that “Hungary committed a crime when it did not protect its Jewish citizens,” according to 24.hu. As a sitting Israeli Prime Minister had not visited Hungary in nearly 30 years, Orbán claimed that Netanyahu’s visit would “open a new chapter in relations” between the two nations.

Orbán also added that “Hungary does not want to change its ethnic makeup, even if we have to admit that we are not perfect.”