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World|politics|May 3, 2022 / 04:04 PM
Israel outrage at Sergei Lavrov's claim that Hitler was part Jewish

AKIPRESS.COM - Israel has reacted with fury after Russia's foreign minister claimed that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler "had Jewish blood", BBC reports.

Sergei Lavrov made the comments to try to justify Russia's portrayal of Ukraine as "Nazi" despite the fact that its president is Jewish.

Israel's foreign ministry summoned Russia's ambassador for "clarification" and demanded an apology.

Nazi Germany murdered six million Jews in the Holocaust in World War Two.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said: "Such lies are meant to blame the Jews themselves for the most terrible crimes in history and thus free the oppressors of the Jews from their responsibility. "No war today is the Holocaust or is like the Holocaust." Israeli foreign minister Yair Lapid reacted angrily, calling Mr Lavrov's words "unforgivable".

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