In the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Israel, determined to establish a subtle balance between kyiv and Moscow, has openly opposed the recent remarks of the Russian diplomat. Sergei Lavrov, who was called to Italian television on Sunday evening, spoke of Adolf Hitler’s “Jewish blood.”
During this exchange, the Russian rhetoric that Moscow wanted to “militarize” and “denationalize” Ukraine was repeatedly talked about.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky stood up against an argument that insisted that Nazism had no place in his country because he was a Jew.
Sergei Lavrov, who sought to denigrate this position, uttered these words, which provoked Israeli anger: “I may be wrong, but Hitler also had Jewish blood”.
Foreign Minister Lavrov’s remarks are an unforgivable and outrageous statement and a terrible historical error. The Jews did not kill themselves in the Holocaust. The lowest level of racism against the Jews is to accuse the Jews of being anti-Semitic.
– Yair Lapid (iryairlapid) May 2, 2022
On Twitter on Monday, May 2, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid denounced it as “an outrageous and unforgivable statement, as well as a terrible historical error.” Jews did not kill themselves in the Holocaust. The lowest level of racism against Jews is to accuse them of being anti-Semitic.
Yaïr Lapid, meanwhile, called on the Russian ambassador to seek “clarification.” He supports the approach of Israeli Prime Minister Naphtali Bennett, who accuses Sergei Lavrov of using “Jewish genocide” as a “political tool.” “No war can be compared to the Holocaust,” he added.
A “ridiculous” statement
“Lavrov can not hide the anti-Semitism that is deeply rooted in Mr. Russia’s elite.
Andriï Yermak, head of the Ukrainian presidential administration, views Sergei Lavrov’s comments as “revealing”.[s] Dictatorships are always built on conspiracy theories. ” Finally, the German government’s spokesman Stephen Hebstreet called the announcement by the head of Russian diplomacy “absurd” and “propaganda.”
Speaking to elected members of the Israeli parliament at the end of March, Volodymyr Zhelensky called on Israel to “make a choice” in support of Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion. Currently, the Jewish government has sent security equipment to Ukraine, but Volodymyr Gelensky’s main request has not been granted.
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