“Critics say the joint Polish-Israeli agreement downplays the role of many Poles who willingly cooperated with the Nazis”

Bennett: Joint statement with Poland a disgrace
by Shlomo Pyutrikovsky
July 7, 2018

Education Minister Naftali Bennett on Thursday referred to the joint statement by the prime minister and Polish prime minister about the Polish role the Holocaust…Bennett noted, “The joint statement by the Prime Minister of Israel and the Prime Minister of Poland regarding the responsibility of Poles in the Holocaust is disgraceful, full of lies and distortions, and it desecrates the memory of many Jews murdered by Poles.” “The statement describes a so-called systematic action by the Polish government-in-exile and the Polish undergrounds for help and assistance to the Jewish people, which is not compatible with reality” he said. READ MORE

TIMES OF ISRAEL Raphael Ahren: Poles launch global drive to promote Holocaust law deal, roiling Israeli critics A Polish foundation with ties to the government in Warsaw has been placing full-page ads in newspapers around the world, including in Israel, publicizing the joint statement on the Holocaust issued by Poland and Israel last week

NEW YORK TIMES Yad Vashem Rebukes Israeli and Polish Governments Over Holocaust LawIsrael’s official Holocaust memorial center on Thursday issued a stinging critique of a joint statement by the Israeli and Polish prime ministers that was meant to resolve a rift between the countries over a contentious Polish law on the Holocaust.

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