Following Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s claims that Israel is supporting neo-Nazis in Ukraine, the Israeli Government has now demanded that Lavrov and the rest of the Russian Government apologize immediately. They have also committed to sending more “defensive” weapons to Ukraine.

The Israeli Government demanding an apology from the Russian Government is not surprising. If your people, some 6 million to 11 million Jews, who were brutally murdered and mass executed by Nazis from 1941 to 1945, were accused of supporting neo-Nazis, we’d think that an apology is the least you can do. But of course, these are the Russians, many of which have allegedly committed various war crimes during their invasion of Ukraine. You wouldn’t expect them to apologize.

So what did Lavrov exactly say that got the entire Jewish community outraged? During an interview with Italian television, the presenter asked how Russia could “denazify” Ukraine. This was asked as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is, in fact, Jewish, and various members of his family suffered under the Holocaust.

The Russian Foreign Minister answered and said: “So what if Zelensky is Jewish?” he said. “When they say, ‘What sort of Nazification is this if we are Jews,’ well, I think that Hitler also had Jewish origins, so it does not mean anything,” he continued.

“For a long time now, we’ve been hearing the wise Jewish people say that the biggest anti-Semites are the Jews themselves.”

Apart from the fact that he accused Zelensky of being a neo-Nazi in the past, he also claimed that Jewish people themselves were against their own and that Hitler, one of the people that history records as a mass murderer had Jewish blood. Yes, the Russians claimed that without any proof. You’d think that they would be more careful with these sentiments as they were already in hot water with the Jewish community when they bombed the Babi Yar in Ukraine.

Lavrov would continue to blame the Jews for the Holocaust and that they were responsible for the most “terrible crimes in history” committed against them.