The Likud’s director of International Relations provided Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party with information about American-Hungarian Jewish billionaire George Soros, that was used towards an ongoing pre-election campaign accused of being antisemitic.
“I sent Orban information about what Soros does in Israel about six months ago,” Likud International Relations Director Eli Hazan told The Jerusalem Post Monday. “We see Soros as a dangerous man who does unfair and indecent things.”
Hazan claimed that Soros supported V15, an organization that sought to topple Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the 2015 election, but that it was kept secret because “Zionist Union voters wouldn’t like that someone who’s anti-Zionist supports them.”
The Likud official also said Soros “supports organizations that undermine Zionism in Israel and help terrorists and infiltrators,” a term used by the Right to describe migrants.
Several weeks after Hazan said he had sent the details, the Hungarian government launched a campaign against Soros, which made waves around the world and faced accusations of antisemitism.
The campaign against Soros’ stance on immigration showed him laughing, alongside the words “Let’s not leave Soros the last laugh,” and reportedly spurred incidents of antisemitic graffiti on the posters throughout the country.