Israeli Foreign Minister says he will put forward a bill he is calling the “Soros Law” to block donations to left wing organizations enjoying foreign funding.
On Sunday, Haaretz reported that Israel’s foreign ministry issued a statement denouncing U.S. billionaire George Soros, in a move that appeared designed to align Israel more closely with Hungary.
In the latest case, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has backed a campaign in which Soros is singled out as an enemy of the state. “Let’s not allow Soros to have the last laugh” say billboards next to a picture of the 86-year-old investor objecting Soros’s call for Hungary to allow migrants to enter the country. A campaign that Israeli ambassador to Hungary said it “evokes sad memories but also sows hatred and fear.” But hours after the ambassador made his comments over the weekend, Israel’s foreign ministry issued a “clarification” saying that Soros was a “legitimate target for criticism”, and “US billionaire continuously undermines Israel’s democratically elected governments by funding organizations that defame the Jewish state and seek to deny it the right to defend itself” Reuters reported.
Also the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau has backed the Hungarian government in its defense of its anti-George Soros campaign, which the Israeli embassy in Hungary has insinuated is antisemitic.