An attempt by the European Union to issue a joint statement condemning the U.S. was blocked by the threat of a Hungarian veto. The statement was intended to counter an announcement by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday re-establishing the policy that the Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria are not in contravention of international law.
An anonymous source told the Times of Israel that Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó instructed his diplomats to oppose any EU statement on the legality of settlements. The Hungarian FM has made it clear that his country would veto any future statements.
The political moves in which Hungary has the back of the Trump administration may contain personal and religious elements. When Viktor Orban, the Hungarian Prime Minister, visited the White House in May, Trump praised him.
“You have been great with respect to Christian communities,” he told Orban. “You have really put a block up, and we appreciate that very much.”
Like Trump, Hungary has been much criticized for refusing to allow illegal immigrants from crossing their borders.
Orban, Soros was working to flood his country with illegal immigrants from Arab countries in an attempt to destabilize his government.
“The billionaire financier commands a quasi-mercenary force of at least 2,000 people, tasked with achieving three goals: bringing down Prime Minister Orban’s government, dismantling the border fence, and promoting immigration to Hungary,” a representative of Orban claimed..