U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield falsely accused Hungary of “Holocaust memorial vandalism” last Thursday, charges which Hungary has labeled as “outrageous” and “false.” Budapest is demanding an apology from the failing Biden regime.
“Last week, swastikas were spray-painted on a Jewish grave site in Australia. A Holocaust memorial was vandalized in Hungary. A Russian missile hit a Ukrainian synagogue,” Thomas-Greenfield said at a High-Level Side Event on Globalizing Efforts to Combat Antisemitism in New York last week.
Hungarian diplomats were outraged by Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield’s claims, as no such act of vandalism had occurred in Hungary for years. The Hungarian government condemns any kind of anti-Semitism and follows a zero-tolerance policy. Hungary is actually one of the safest countries for Jewish people in Europe after mass Muslim migration to countries like France, Sweden and Germany made anti-semitic attacks a daily occurrence there, with Hungarian Jewish communities experiencing a renaissance for more than a decade now.
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In a transcript released by Washington’s mission to the UN, the phrase was crossed out. An explanatory note said that Thomas-Greenfield was referring to a statue in Sweden of diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved thousands of Jews from the Nazis in Hungary during WWII.
“It is outrageous that the U.S. ambassador made unfounded and false allegations about Hungary in front of a wide audience at the UN, and the Hungarian delegation was not even given the opportunity to speak up and could only file a complaint following the event,” Hungarian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mate Paczolay said.
Paczolay noted that “the American side admitted behind closed doors that it made a mistake.” However, it never issued “a clarifying or an apologetic statement,” which he said is the “minimum expectation in diplomacy” in this type of situation.
The Hungarian Embassy to the UN immediately requested a public correction and formal apology from the U.S. Embassy, but the Americans have so far refused to comply.