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Author: Associated Press
WARSAW, Poland – The Polish PM canceled plans to host his country's delegation to a meeting in Jerusalem on Monday after the acting Foreign Minister Israeli affairs said the Poles "collaborated with the Nazis" and "sucked anti-Semitism with the milk of their mothers."
Bilateral meetings will be held with Israeli and Hungarian Prime Ministers in Israel, according to statements by Czech Prime Minister Andriy Babis and Israeli Foreign Ministry Spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon. an important step in its coverage of Central European countries with pro-Israeli governments on which it expects to resist the criticism that Israel usually encounters in international relations
These events mark a new low level of conflict between Poland and Israel on how memory & # 39; to describe and characterize the Polish actions of the Jews during the German occupation of Poland in the Second World War.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Moravetsky has already announced Sunday that he left the meeting after Netanyahu's commentary last week on Polish cooperation with the Nazis. The Polish Foreign Ministry also called on the Israeli Ambassador, Anna Azari, to demand a second set of remarks in recent days.
The development on Monday will be marked by the deterioration of the spit that began last Thursday, when Netanyahu said: "The Poles cooperated with the Nazis."
Netanyahu's office said he was wrongly quoted. The Polish government initially called on the Israeli ambassador on Monday, but said he was not happy with the explanation for the wrong quote from the Israeli leader.
Israel's Foreign Minister, Katz, spoke on Sunday in an interview with the Reshet 13 channel.
"I am the son of those who survived the Holocaust," he said on his first day of work. "The memory of the Holocaust is not about compromising, it's obvious. We will not forget, and we will not forgive."
Then he swore that nobody would change the historical truth of what happened. Israel Katz and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "The Poles, of course, worked with the Nazis, collaborated with the Nazis, as former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir said – his father was killed by the Poles – he said that from his point of view they are absorbing anti-Semitism with the milk of their mothers, you can not succumb to this story, "he said.
Poland was the first occupation of the regime of Adolf Hitler and never had a cooperative government, members of the Polish resistance and the government in exile tried to warn the world of mass murder All the Jews and thousands of Poles risked their lives to help the Jews.
However, the Holocaust researchers gathered numerous testimonies from Polish peasants who killed Jews, fleeing from Nazis or Polish blackmailers who used the Jews for financial gain