Lavrov’s Fables About “Hitler’s Jewish Blood” – Israel Outraged
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov once again cited the “denazification” of Ukraine as justification for the war. To the argument that the Ukrainian president himself was Jewish, he countered that Adolf Hitler also had “Jewish blood” and that Jews themselves were the greatest anti-Semites. Israel called the statement “outrageous”.
RUSSR Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov provoked outrage in Israel with a Nazi comparison to the war in Ukraine. The Jerusalem government demanded an apology and summoned the Russian ambassador for an interview on Monday. On Sunday evening, on Italian television Rete4, Lavrov repeated the Russian justification for the war that the Nazis were at work in Ukraine. The counter-argument is: “How can there be Nazification if he (Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky) is Jewish? I could be wrong But Adolf Hitler also had Jewish blood. It doesn’t mean anything at all. The wise Jewish people say that the most fervent anti-Semites are usually Jews.
Israeli Foreign Minister Jair Lapid on Monday referred to an “unforgivable and outrageous statement, a terrible historical mistake”. “We expect an apology. Lapid added: “It was not the Jews who killed my grandfather, but the Nazis. He recommended Lavrov consult a history book. “Ukrainians are not Nazis. Only Nazis were Nazis. They alone carried out the systematic extermination of the Jews. The head of Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, Dani Dayan, called Lavrov’s statements “absurd, delusional, dangerous and despicable.”
The Israeli Foreign Ministry demands an apology from the Moscow government and says it has called on the Russian ambassador for a “tough speech”. Israel traditionally maintains good relations with Russia and Ukraine. Since the start of the Russian attack, the government has been trying to mediate.
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