Hungary denies it’s decided to move embassy to Jerusalem

The Times of Israel reports: “A day after Foreign Minister Eli Cohen said that Hungary would be moving its embassy to Jerusalem in the near future, Budapest denied that any such decision had been made.

‘We have been operating a trade office in Jerusalem since 2019, but no decision has so far been made on any further steps,’ Hungary’s Ambassador to Israel Levente Benko told The Times of Israel on Thursday.

At a Chabad event in Budapest Wednesday, Cohen told attendees that ’Hungary will be the first country in the European Union that will announce in a number of weeks that it is moving its embassy to Jerusalem.’

The Foreign Ministry and Hungary’s embassy in Israel initially declined to comment…”

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