Hungary demands Biden apology for 'false' Holocaust memorial vandalism claim

 February 17, 2023

Hungarian officials are demanding that President Joe Biden and his administration apologize for lies.

The demand for an apology comes as Biden and his administration have been caught spreading a "false" story about a Holocaust memorial being vandalized.

"Speaking at what was described as a 'High-Level Side Event on Globalizing Efforts to Combat Antisemitism' by the United States Mission to the United Nations earlier this month, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield had alleged that, alongside a Jewish grave site being vandalized with a swastika, a Russian missile striking a Ukrainian synagogue, and 'someone with hate in their heart' throwing a Molotov cocktail at an American synagogue in New Jersey, a 'Holocaust memorial was vandalized in Hungary,'" reported Breitbart.

"Western officials and commentators have often suggested that Hungary is a hive of anti-Semitism," reports Breitbart, "particularly when the government has criticized the by-his-own-account atheist plutocrat George Soros, despite the Israeli government coming to Budapest’s defense — but this latest accusation has caused particular outrage because the event described by the U.S. ambassador apparently never took place."

State Secretary Zoltán Kovács, a key representative of the Hungarian government to the outside world, spoke out about Greenfield's claims.

Kovács wrote that, "representatives of Hungary stood puzzled by Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield’s claims, as no such act of vandalism had occurred in Hungary for years."

"In fact, Hungary is one of the safest countries for Jewish people in Europe, with Jewish communities experiencing a ‘renaissance’ for more than a decade now," Kovács said.

Kovács and the Hungarian Embassy immediately requested a public correction and formal apology from the United States Embassy.

The Biden administration has "so far refused to comply."

Breitbart reported:

This is seemingly not because Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield or her officials believe that a Holocaust memorial really was vandalised in Hungary — indeed, the section of her speech referring to the incident has been struck through, with an annotation noting that it is in fact Sweden, a generally pro-mass migration, pro-multiculturalism European Union member-state, certainly compared to national conservative Hungary, where a memorial 'honouring the diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust, was vandalised.'

"No clarification or apology was issued, which would be the bare minimum in such a situation," Hungarian officials insisted.

Americans have learned, and Hungary is now learning, President Biden and his administration perform well below "bare minimum."

Source: Breitbart