Haaretz, Jul 13, 2017

Adolf Hitler often referred to the 'Laughing Jew' trope, the anti-Semitic backstory to Hungary's anti-Soros campaign: German People's Party poster on sale in a Munich auction. April 24, 2017. Matthias Schrader/AP


When the Hungarian government, under pressure, announced Wednesday that it would remove the posters from the public sphere, it did not apologize for their anti-Semitic character, but declared that their aim had already been achieved. 

Israel, usually quick at suggesting anti-Semitic motives from people who dare criticize its policies, be it the foreign ministers of Sweden or Germany, or even Israeli human rights NGOs, seems to turn a blind eye to anti-Semitism stemming from dubious "friends".