|Strong condemnation: Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelensky himself is a Nazi|
Controversy over statements made yesterday on television. Minister Yair Lapid: "Certain statements are inexcusable and outrageous. The lowest level of racism against Jews is to accuse Jews themselves of anti-Semitism" The reaction was inevitable after the statement by Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister, which was released in an interview broadcast yesterday on the Rete 4 channel.
Among the sentences that made an impact in the field of diplomatic relations, the parallels between the Russian president and Hitler: “Is Zelensky a Jew? Hitler also had Jewish origins, the biggest anti-Semites were Jews.” In fact, the call for the Russian ambassador from Israel's foreign ministry in Tel Aviv began immediately: Minister Yair Lapid announced that certain statements were "inexcusable and outrageous, and a terrible historical error. The Jews - he continued - did not kill themselves in the Shoah. The lowest level of racism against Jews is accusing Jews of anti-Semitism themselves." Anger and disapproval also on the part of other Israeli authorities, political and otherwise: "False, delusional and dangerous".
This is how Dani Dayan, president of Yad Vashem, the Museum of Memory in Jerusalem, defined the statement by the Russian foreign minister, who in an interview with 'White Zone' on Mediaset said he believed Hitler was "of Jewish origin". This is a statement - added Dayan, quoted by the media - "worthy of condemnation". In an interview with Israeli public radio, Dayan denounced that on elements that remain unclear with regard to Hitler's paternal origins, "a completely unfounded conspiracy theory was constructed according to which Hitler himself was Jewish. As a result," it is argued,' Jews are those who exterminate the Jews in the Shoah'.
It is unfortunate that the Russian foreign minister took part in this anti-Semitic incident." Dayan also strongly condemned claims that Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelensky himself was a Nazi. "This is a statement no less serious. If that's the aspect of Nazism - he added - then why should we bother with it? That statement - continued Dayan - was an insult and a severe blow to the true victims of Nazism ".
The meaning of Lavrov's words, according to Dayan," reversed Shoah. Victims are taken, and they are turned into executioners.”
Criticism is also from the Roman Jewish community. President Ruth Dureghello announced in a note that Lavrov's words “rewrite history on the model of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the foundation of modern anti-Semitic literature created in Tsarist Russia.
The most serious is also happening on Italian television, without contradiction, and without even the interviewer challenging historical truths to the lies that have been told. This is unacceptable and cannot be passed silently." "We ask ourselves - Dureghello continues - what are the limits, are they still there and which way are we going. If history is allowed to be completely distorted, the result is a weakened democracy without the antibodies it needs to protect itself".