‘We Hope Once and For All the World Will Understand What Kind of People Israel is Fighting Against’ - Discussion with Yacov Hadas-Handelsman

In this special episode of Reflections from Budapest, we had a discussion with His Excellency Yacov Hadas-Handelsman, Israeli Ambassador to Hungary. We asked Mr Hadas-Handelsman about his diplomatic career and the relationship between Hungary and Israel. Mr Hadas-Handelsman detailed Hamas’s brutality on the October 7th massacre and the implications of the war in Gaza. He also shared his insights on the future of the process of Israel establishing relations with Saudi Arabia and other Arab states and the failure of Palestinian governance. We concluded by discussing the prospects for rescuing the hostages and the future of the Middle East in the aftermath of October 7th and the war in Gaza.