(JTA) — Argentina’s economics minister apologized for using Holocaust imagery in a complaint against two journalists.
Amado Boudou reportedly said he used an "out-of-place metaphor" earlier this month in comparing two journalists critical of his administration with "those who were in charge of cleaning gas chambers during the Holocaust," the Buenos Aires Herald reported.
Boudou made the apology Tuesday during a meeting with representatives of the Delegation of Israeli Associations, or DAIA, a central Jewish institution in Buenos Aires.
Boudou made the offending statement Oct. 8 to the Argentine reporters during a speech and news conference in Washington D.C. He has accused the reporters of publishing "lies" about him and his ministry.
"I know Boudou apologizes for what he had said," DAIA head Aldo Donzis said. "He must know it was a terrible mistake to make."