Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s visit to Jerusalem.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's July 18-20 visit to Jerusalem invited a great deal of controversy, largely related to his approach to Hungary’s interwar history and erosion of democratic institutions. An ideological affinity and common strategic interests support a warm long-term relationship.
- Following the examples of Austria, Poland and Hungary, other CE countries will strengthen their relationship with Israel.
- Common positions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will become increasingly difficult to forge at international forums, including the EU.
- The profiles of small-country leaders with an illiberal outlook will rise as they show a united front on more issues.