The Israeli foreign Ministry accused Le Pen of distorting the truth about the Holocaust
TEL AVIV, April 10 — RIA Novosti. The foreign Ministry has condemned Israel and called the distortion of “historical truth” of the word candidate for the French presidency, marine Le Pen about the innocence of his country by the persecution of the Jews during the Second world war.
According to the Agency France Presse, the leader of the party “national front” on the eve said that he does not believe France is responsible for the events of the “vel’ d IV” — swept the country in 1942 a campaign of arrests of Jews followed by sending them to Nazi death camps. At that time part of France were occupied by Nazi Germany, other parts were installed the collaborationist Vichy regime.
“Israel condemns the words of marine Le Pen that France is not responsible for the deportation of Jews from its territory during the Holocaust. This Declaration is contrary to historical truth”, — reads the statement of the Israeli foreign Ministry.
The foreign Ministry recalled that the admission of guilt for the deaths of his fellow Jews, in the prosecution of which was attended by local collaborationist authorities, recorded in the statements of “successive French presidents”.
“This recognition is the basis of annual events in memory of deportation of Jews from France and the Holocaust in education — an important component of combating anti-Semitism, which, unfortunately again raises its head,” said the Israeli foreign Ministry.