Israeli Foreign Minister pointed out to Lavrov that “Jews did not kill themselves in the Holocaust”
Earlier, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, in response to Zelensky's statement about Jewish roots, said that Adolf Hitler could also be of Jewish origin. Israeli Foreign Minister called Lavrov's words “unforgivable” The head of the Israeli Foreign Ministry pointed out to Lavrov that “Jews did not kill themselves in the Holocaust” />
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, in response to a statement by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, recalled that “Jews did not kill themselves during the Holocaust.” and Jews should not be accused of anti-Semitism. This was reported by the press service of the Israeli Foreign Ministry.
«The statements of Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov are not only inexcusable and outrageous— they are also a terrible historical error. Jews did not kill themselves during the Holocaust. The accusation of the Jews themselves of anti-Semitism— this is the lowest level of racism against the Jews,” — said Lapid.
Earlier in an interview with Mediaset, Lavrov did not rule out that the head of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, could be of Jewish origin. “If I remember correctly, I'm afraid to make a mistake, but in my opinion Hitler also had Jewish blood,” — he said. The Russian minister's statement came in response to a remark by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who previously spoke of his Jewish roots and the “failure” of “denazification” operations Ukraine.
After the words of Lavrov, the Russian Ambassador to Israel, Anatoly Viktorov, was summoned to the Israeli Foreign Ministry for a meeting with the deputy director general of the ministry to clarify the statements of the Russian minister.
Russia has been conducting a military operation in Ukraine since February 24. President Vladimir Putin called the need for “demilitarization and denazification” as its main goals; neighboring state. After the start of the special operation, the Ukrainian authorities introduced martial law and announced mobilization.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zenlensky previously ruled out the presence of anti-Semitism in Ukraine and said that he himself is a Jew. “I have Jewish blood. And I'm the president. And nobody cares, right? Nobody cares. Nobody asks me about it, — he said.
May 1, Lavrov said that Zelensky had “all the cards”; to establish peace in the Donbass, but he chose not to do so. The minister also noted that the Russian side does not require Zelensky to surrender, but he should be ordered to “release all civilians and stop resistance.” At the same time, he called the main goal of the special operation “ensuring the safety of people in the east of Ukraine, so that they would not be threatened by either the militarization or the nazification of this country.”
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