Israel condemns Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s remarks about Hitler. Israel said the Russian foreign minister’s anti-Nazi and anti-Semitic statements were “unpardonable and reprehensible”. Israel has also protested against his statement by summoning the Russian ambassador. In fact, Sergei Lavrov claimed that Hitler was also a Jew and that the Jews were involved in their own genocide. The development is a sign of deteriorating relations between the two countries at a time when Israel has tried to keep itself neutral in the Russo-Ukraine war.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with an Italian news channel that there may still be some Nazis in Ukraine, even if some people, including the country’s president (Volodymyr Zelensky), are Jewish. Lavrov said that when they say that if we are Jews then how can there be Nazism? In my opinion, Hitler was also of Jewish origin, so it doesn’t make sense. Many times we have heard from the Jewish people that the biggest enemy of the Jews was the Jews.
Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid called Lavrov’s statement “unforgivable and reprehensible and a terrible historical error”. Lapid, the son of a man who witnessed the massacre by Hitler, said that the Jews themselves did not kill themselves in the massacre. The comment that blames Jews for discrimination against Jews is the lowest level of racism. Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett also condemned Lavrov’s remarks and said that his (Lavrov) words are untrue and intentions are wrong.