According to Israeli Ambassador to Hungary Ilan Mor, Ferenc Szaniszló disseminates "openly anti-Semitic conspiracy theories".
In his Facebook entry the Israeli ambassador urges the Hungarian government to take back Ferenc Szaniszló's “Táncsics” Prize as soon as possible because the recognition was given to the "wrong person".
The ambassador writes: While Hungary and Israel cooperate in the fight against anti-Semitism, such medals may negatively impact bilateral relations and lead to the wrong direction.
The ambassador warned: this honor was given to a journalist who openly disseminates anti-Semitic conspiracy theories regarding Israel; he advocates that "Jews should be removed from Israel and believes that Israel is a terrorist state."
According to the Israeli ambassador, Szaniszló sees Israel as "the source of all evil in this world," and openly doubts Israel's right to exists. He uses the same terminology as the extremist terrorist organization, Hamas and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad use -- both want to see the destruction of Israel said the ambassador.
Ferenc Szaniszló's thoughts have no place in a free and democratic society, such as Hungary. The ambassador recalled that in the past the “Médiaszolgáltatás-támogató és Vagyonkezelő Alap” (Media Service Support and Asset Management Fund) fined Echo TV for Szaniszló's remarks on Jews and gypsies. Szaniszló's claims are classic examples of the new form of anti-Semitism in Europe and Hungary said he ambassador.
Earlier Jobbik deputy Sándor Pörzse called the Minister of Human Resources Zoltán Balog a spineless jelly fish, the biggest Pharisee in the Fidesz party(...) because he "verbally retracted" Szaniszló's journalist award.
(MHO/MTI – hungarianambiance.com)