“This is a Jewish city, and the Jews are not concerned for the place they live in. They have turned Bobruisk into a pigsty. Look at Israel – I was there,” the president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, said during a live broadcast on state radio in his country.
On Thursday, he was severely rebuked by Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.
Last Friday, Lukashenko held a special press conference broadcast on state radio. The president of Belarus made blatant anti-Semitic comments and attacked the State of Israel.
“The role of leaders is to fight anti-Semitism, which is raising its ugly head in various parts of the world, not encourage it. The anti-Semitism reflects first and foremost on the society in which it appears and on its leaders,” the foreign minister said.