- 7 Jul 2017 9:00 AM
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met David Lau, Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Israel, for talks in Budapest on Thursday. Parties at the talks discussed issues around government support for the Jewish community in Hungary, the prime minister’s press chief told MTI.
Orbán assured his guest of the government’s unconditional protection for the Jewish community, and said that Jews, similarly to members of all other large religious communities, were granted all forms of support. The talks were attended by deputy PM Zsolt Semjén, and EMIH chief rabbi Slomó Köves. The chief rabbi expressed pleasure over the prosperity of Jewish life in Hungary, and thanked the prime minister for his support, Bertalan Havasi said. Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter. MTI Photo – PM’s Press Office Árvai Károly