Prime Minister Viktor Orban has asked members of the US Congress to “assist in terminating the anti-Semitic provocations in Hungary supported from the United States” in a letter released to MTI on Tuesday.
In his letter, addressed to Congressman Joseph Crowley, Orban said the political community he belongs to and him personally have been the targets of attacks by extremist forces that call them “Jewish lackeys”.
The prime minister said a news portal was a focal point of Hungarian anti-Semitism, which, to avoid legal consequences, “fled to the United States and has been conducting its disgraceful activities from there”.
“If this problem were to be resolved, then the Hungarian forces of anti-Semitism would be severely weakened,” the letter said.
The prime minister added that he had turned to the Congress for assistance “after the rejection of our requests by the United States Government”.
On June 21, fifty members of the Congress wrote a letter to Orban calling on the Hungarian government to fight anti-Semitism and all extreme expressions. Signatories to the letter voiced concern over racist and homophobic manifestations by Hungary’s radical nationalist Jobbik party.