February 24, 2024

The Hungarian government’s political campaign, which targets the head of the European Commission and the son of financier George Soros, has been labeled as “propaganda deeply tainted by antisemitism” by a spokesperson for Soros’ foundation. The government spokesperson, on the other hand, has dismissed these accusations as “groundless.” The billboards unveiled as part of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s campaign for the 2024 European parliamentary elections depict European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen alongside Soros’ son Alexander, with a message that reads: “Let’s not dance to their tunes.” Orban’s Fidesz party has a history of targeting Soros, with some critics accusing the party of antisemitism due to Soros’ Jewish identity. However, the government denies these allegations, stating that their issue is not with Soros’ identity but with his ideology and activism. Furthermore, Orban has emphasized that Hungary is the safest country in Europe for Jews due to his government’s tough stance on illegal migration. Additionally, in response to allegations of antisemitism, the government has highlighted its zero tolerance for antisemitism in Hungary.