Ambassador to Hungary David Admon on Tuesday rejected charges printed by an
Israeli newspaper that he was using his influence and contacts to do favours
to the Haaretz newspaper, Admon is suspected of using his position as
ambassador to advance private business ventures, including ventures that
benefited his son, as well as opening doors for Israelis in Hungary. Israeli
police have opened an investigation into the claims.
The ambassador told Hungarian Television’s Nap
Kelte programme that the charges were slanderous and that he was looking
forward to the investigation clearing his name. He added that “jealous rivals”
had made the claims and that a previous investigation had already cleared him
of similar charges. According to Haaretz, Admon – who took up his post in 2004
– was appointed at the relatively old age of 70 in spite of debts to Israeli
millionaires and income tax he owed the state.