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Yad Vashem chief accuses Lavrov of libelously blaming Jews for Holocaust

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov looks on as he gives a press conference after meeting Ukraine's Foreign Minister for talks in Antalya, on March 10, 2022. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov looks on as he gives a press conference after meeting Ukraine's Foreign Minister for talks in Antalya, on March 10, 2022. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)

The head of Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust museum, Dani Dayan, accuses Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of a “blood libel” for claiming that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler “had Jewish blood” and that Jews are among the worst antisemites.

“If Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov asks to visit Yad Vashem to learn, we will welcome him. He crossed a red line; blaming the Jews for the Holocaust is an unacceptable blood libel,” Dayan tells Army Radio.

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