Report Possible Resumption of Hungarian-israeli Diplomatic Ties

A top parliamentary delegation to Hungary has reported that the Hungarian government is considering resuming its diplomatic ties with Israel, it was reported today in Maariv.

The delegation, including Chaika Grossman of Mapam, Meir Payil of Sheli, Shulamit Aloni of the Civil Rights Party and Charlie Biton of Rakah, said that top-level Hungarian officials hope to reinstitute the relations with Israel, noting in the interim that Hungary had never cast doubt on Israel’s right to exist. The Israeli delegation met yesterday with heads of the Hungarian Peace Committee, the Assistant Foreign Minister, three Parliamentary members and others in Budapest.

The delegation reported that certain differences of opinion were discovered between the two parties concerning the Camp David agreements. However, the head of the Hungarian Peace Committee noted that she can understand how the Israeli people look to the agreements as a break through, despite her criticism of them.

During their visit, the Israeli delegation visited Hungarian health institutions and met with the Assistant Minister of Health. They are due to meet with members of the Jewish Hungarian community later today.

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