Vladimir Putin Apologizes To Israeli PM: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday apologized to Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett for comments made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Relations between the two countries soured after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reportedly said that Adolf Hitler had Jewish heritage to explain Moscow’s operation in Ukraine.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin today, Israel’s prime minister said in a statement posted on Twitter. The Prime Minister urged President Putin to examine different options for evacuation from Azovstal in Mariupol with a humanitarian request.
Putin apologizes to Israeli PM
In a statement posted on Twitter by Israel’s PM, it was said that the two leaders discussed the remarks of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The prime minister accepted President Putin’s apology for Lavrov’s remarks and thanked him for clarifying his attitude towards the Jewish people and the memory of the destruction. Putin congratulates Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Israel’s Independence Day.
Controversy erupts over Hitler being of Jewish origin
Israeli PM Bennett thanked President Putin for his good wishes on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day of the State of Israel. Earlier, Israel and several Western countries rebuked Lavrov for his comments on Sunday, which claimed that Hitler had Jewish blood. It was also said that some of the worst anti-Semitism are Jews themselves. According to the Times of Israel, Lavrov attempted to explain Russia’s position in an interview by remarking that it launched a military operation in Ukraine to de-Nazify a country.
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