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PM Meets with Hungarian President On Anti-Semitism

PM Binyamin Netanyahu met in Jerusalem with Hungarian President Janos Ader to discuss anti-Semitism in Hungary and regional issues.
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 7/17/2012, 1:09 PM

Hungarian Pres. Janos Ader, PM Netanyahu
Hungarian Pres. Janos Ader, PM Netanyahu
Israel news photo: PMO

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met Tuesday in Jerusalem with Hungary's President Janos Ader, where the two discussed “regional matters” – and the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe.

"There is concern in Israel and the Jewish world over a resurgence of anti-Semitism in Hungary,” said Netanyahu during the meeting.

"Such a dangerous phenomenon must be uprooted before it can spread.”

The Hungarian president emphasized his own firm opposition to any manifestation to anti-Semitism in his country.

The two men also discussed advancing bilateral relations, Iran's race to develop nuclear weapons, unrest in the Middle East, and ways to advance the negotiations with the Palestinian Authority.

At the end of the meeting, Ader invited Netanyahu to visit Hungary.

Last week a British newspaper reported that it had tracked down the world's Number 1 most wanted Nazi. Ladislaus Csizsik-Csatary, 97, was found in Budapest, Hungary, according to The Sun newspaper. 

Csizsik-Csatary was a police commander in charge of a Jewish ghetto in the town of Kassa --- today, the town of Kosice in Slovakia. During World War II, he helped send 15,700 Jews to their deaths at the Auschwitz death camp. After the Allies won the war, he fled the town. In 1948, he was convicted in absentia of war crimes in Czechoslovakia and was sentenced to death.