Katz slams Colombian president after decision to sever ties: ‘Antisemitic and full of hatred’

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Foreign Minister Israel Katz in Jerusalem, February 19, 2024. (Chaim Goldberg/Flash90)
Foreign Minister Israel Katz in Jerusalem, February 19, 2024. (Chaim Goldberg/Flash90)

After Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro announces at a May Day rally that his country will sever diplomatic ties with Israel on Thursday, Foreign Minister Israel Katz fires back, saying the leftist leader is “antisemitic and full of hatred.”

“History will remember that Gustavo Petro decided to stand alongside the most vile monsters that history has ever known,“ Katz writes on X, “who burned babies, murdered children, raped women and kidnapped innocent civilians.”

“The relations between Colombia and Israel were always warm,” Katz continues, “and no antisemitic president full of hatred will change that.”

Most Popular