The phone call from the Russian dictator and head of the Israeli government came amid a diplomatic row.
Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has apologized to Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett for scandalous statements by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov about Hitler’s “Jewish blood” and accusing Jews of anti-Semitism.
The Jerusalem Post writes about it .
Putin apologized for Lavrov’s scandalous reproaches during a telephone conversation with Bennett. It took place against the backdrop of a diplomatic crisis provoked by the actions of the Foreign Minister of the aggressor country.
Bennett’s office and the Kremlin press service noted that the parties stressed the “special significance” of May 9, when Russia and Israel celebrate the victory of Europe and Russia over Nazi Germany.
“The President of Russia recalled that of the 6 million Jews tortured in ghettos and concentration camps, destroyed by the Nazis during punitive operations, 40% were citizens of the USSR, and asked to convey the wishes of health and well-being to veterans who live in Israel. Naftali Bennett, for her part , noted the decisive contribution of the Red Army to the victory over Nazism,” the Kremlin said in a statement.
“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 Holocaust,” the prime minister’s office said.(C)UNIAN 2022