Israel, Hungary ink deal to train Holocaust educators at Yad Vashem

Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi hosts his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjartoon, who is visiting Israel after the recent fighting between the Israeli military and the Gaza-ruling terror group.

He says the two inked an agreement “to promote collaborations” and train Holocaust teachers at the Yad Vashem memorial museum in Jerusalem.

Hungary and its nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban have taken heat for their portrayal of the Holocaust, which minimizes the role of the country’s Axis-alligned regime in the Nazi genocide of European Jewry. Israel and Hungary have moved closer in recent years under Orban, a warming of ties Prime Minister Netanyahu has faced flack over.

Ashkenazi also says they talked about “the challenges” after the 11-day conflict in Gaza and further advancing bilateral ties between the countries.

Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi and his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjartoon visit a home in the central city of Petah Tikva that was hit by a rocket fired by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza during the Israeli military’s “Operation Guardian of the Walls,” June 1, 2021. (Courtesy)
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