‘Netanyahu wouldn’t dare criticize Putin’ says Russian minister

Vladimir Putin hosted Hamas terrorists and refused to condemn the terror organization for the October 7th massacre. 

By Vered Weiss, World Israel News

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov commended Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for not criticizing Russia and made comparisons between Israel’s war with Hamas and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in an interview with Rossiya 24.

Lavrov said, “Netanyahu said he wants to destroy Hamas, that sounds like demilitarization. And he said extremism in the Strip must be eliminated. Sounds like denazification.”

The statement is a thinly veiled comparison between Russia’s and Israel’s goals in their respective military operations.

Russia invaded Ukraine in 2022 ostensibly to defend Russians who were facing “humiliation and genocide perpetrated by the Kyiv regime.”

The current war between Israel and Hamas began on October 7th when Hamas terrorists invaded Southern Israel on a campaign of rape, torture, mutilation, and kidnapping resulting in 1,200 dead and 240 hostages.

Although there is ample video evidence and witness testimony to the Hamas atrocities, similar proof hasn’t been provided for the alleged Ukrainian genocide against Russians.

Although Lavrov expressed dismay at Yair Lapid’s criticisms of Russia for the Ukrainian invasion, he praised Netanyahu for not making similar comments.

“Despite condemnations from around the world, including of course Israel, he (Netanyahu) finds himself in quite a serious situation, that he never dared to make any statements against Russia,” Lavrov said.

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Again making a connection between the allegation that Ukrainians are Nazis and Israel’s goal to eliminate a brutal terrorist group, Lavrov said fighting Nazis was “in the shared blood” of Russians and Israelis.

“It’s the main thing that unites us historically, the basis of our genetic code if you will,” Lavrov said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been more friendly to Hamas than to Israel in the current crisis and has hosted leaders of the terrorist organization.

Russia has consistently voted against Israel in the United Nations and has proposed forcing Israel into a ceasefire.

In addition, Putin has blamed US foreign policy, rather than Hamas, for the October 7th massacre and has refused to condemn the terror organization for the attacks.