Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hungary demands resignation of EU Commissioner for calling Prime Minister Orban an antisemite

Interesting that EU Commissioner Timmermans is so critical of Hungary, when the European institutions welcome terrorist Leila Khaled.  Via Against Antisemitism:
Papadimoulis with Khaled on February 10, 2016   Khaled poses in scarf with the PFLP logo: Inside a red circle, a black arrow points from a white semi-circle to a map of Israel and the territories. Below the arrow, on the right side, is a green dot. The arrow symbolizes the return of Palestinian refugees. Red symbolizes the group’s Marxist-Leninist heritage. Description via http://archive.adl.org/terrorism/symbols/popular_front_pa1.html
Palestinian terrorist Leila Khaled met with Dimitris Papadimoulis, Syriza MEP and Vice-President of the European Parliament, in its headquarters in Brussels on February 10, 2016. Leila Khaled was accompanied by a PFLP delegation. Syriza, a left-wing party that despite its past support for the Palestinians has sought to strengthen ties with the Jewish state, has called Khaled in a statement issued after the meeting an “activist with a historical role in the Palestinian Resistance.” read more.
Hungary on Friday demanded the resignation of the Senior Vice President of the  European Commission Frans Timmermans after the latter called Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban an antisemite for his attacks on the Jewish philanthropist George Soros. 
Hungary’s Foreign Minister Péter Szijjarto called the remarks by Timmermans in an interview with the German weekly Die Zeit “unfair and unacceptable”, noting that Hungary had “a policy of zero tolerance towards antisemitism.” 
Timmermans was referring in particular to the government’s decision to force the closure of the Central European University in Budapest, which is funded by Soros. 
Orban has called Soros "an American financial speculator attacking Hungary”. 
Asked by Die Zeit about the decision, Timmermans noted “clearly antisemitic accents”.

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