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Russia's Antisemitic Attack on Israel Is Shocking and Deliberate

Strategic antisemitism: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s tirade on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Jews and Hitler was no slip of the tongue. It was part of a calculated, and escalating, campaign targeting Israel

Ksenia Svetlova
Ksenia Svetlova
Ksenia Svetlova
Ksenia Svetlova

An experienced diplomat and an educated man, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov knew perfectly well what he was saying when he erupted into a tirade about Jews, antisemites and Hitler in an interview this week on Italian TV. It was neither a slip of the tongue nor a mistake, nor is anyone in the Kremlin asking to correct the record about what he said or apologize for them.

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