US antisemitism envoy tears into Lavrov for ‘cruelly deranged’ comments on Jews

The US Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism’s office tears into Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for claiming that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler “had Jewish blood” and that Jews are among the worst antisemites.

“The Kremlin’s claim that Ukraine is a hotbed of Nazism is a blatant lie and yet another of the false pretexts for Putin’s war of choice. This isn’t the first time they’ve cynically accused its neighbors of neo-Nazism and fascism as cover for its own provocations & human rights abuses,” the office says in a lengthy Twitter thread.

“Not only are the Kremlin’s accusations against Ukraine false, its disinformation detracts from real and critically-important worldwide efforts to combat antisemitism, Holocaust distortion and denial and other dangerous forms of racially- or ethnically-motivated violent extremism.”

“To invoke the lie of ‘denazification’ in Ukraine, a country with a Jewish president and a significant Jewish population living in peace among their fellow citizens, is baseless and cruelly deranged.”

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