Poland Demands Israeli Apology

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The Polish government demanded Tuesday that Israel formally apologize for statements by the Israeli foreign minister it deemed “racist”, amid a worsening diplomatic row between the two countries.

Minister Katz was quoted as saying, “The memory of the Holocaust is something we cannot compromise about, it is something clear and we won’t forget or forgive. Poles collaborated with the Nazis, and as Yitzhak Shamir, whose father was murdered by Poles, said, ‘they suckle anti-Semitism with their mother’s milk’.”

On Tuesday, Poland’s deputy foreign minister, Szymon Szynkowski, said Israel must “distance itself from their foreign minister’s statement and apologize for it,” the Polish Press Agency reported.

An aide of Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki warned that if an apology was not forthcoming, relations between Israel and Poland would suffer. “Because we can’t allow for being slandered on the international arena,” Marek Suski, a Polish lawmaker and aide of Morawiecki said.

Read more at Arutz Sheva.

{Matzav.com}

13 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t disagree with the sentiment but what possible gain is there in saying it?

    Does Israel have such a shortage of enemies that they have to look to make more?

    • Poland is the one who is being pro-active, they passed a law to criminalize mentioning that many Poles collaborated with the Nazis.
      My grandfather recalls, that right after the war they were not afraid of German civilians, but when they would see a Pole, they would flee for their lives.
      We may not let this partial Holocaust denial, go by uninterrupted.
      Who will be next, Germany?

      • My grandfather lost almost all his siblings, their spouses and their children in Poland to the murderous Nazis ym”s, and the Poles, for the most part, were willing and eager helpers. After the war was over, one surviving nephew returned to Poland (IDK why) and was never seen or heard from again – undoubtedly he was murdered by the Poles. In the 1946 Kielce pogrom, several Jewish survivors of the Nazis were murdered by Poles.

        Now, in addition to all the Jewish blood they spilled, they want a Jewish apology for one of us having the temerity to mention it? There is no word in the dictionary that sufficiently describes the chutzpah and brazenness of this demand from Poland.

  2. It pays for everyone to research the new way people have been operating, especially those in the wrong. It’s called DARVO – Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim & Offender. This is what Poland is up to. Instead of apologizing for their past sins, they attack for pointing out the truth.

  3. The Poles are having a hard time with all of this because THE TRUTH HURTS!
    Their land is SATURATED with Jewish blood…
    YEMACH SH’MOM….

  4. If we act brazen, they’ll desecrate the graves and cemeteries. They’ll deny us visitation to the killing fields, Aushwitz, etc. What are we to do? I say keep doing what you are doing and do the same to the other murderous countries that were willing collaborators with the Nazis,Y”S. How about Lithuania, France, Germany, Finland , Holland, Greece etc. Shame them all!

  5. also poland has always refused to compensate us for all our assets that were stolen! never apologize and dont go there to fuel their economy!!!

  6. Poland is a nation-state, not a race!
    Poland is committing a form of Holocaust denial which is considered by many to be a form of racism, so who is calling who racist?!

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