Israeli Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz: “No one will tell us how to express ourselves and remember the fallen”

Visegrad summit cancelled after Israeli FM’s ‘racist’ remark sparks fury
February 18, 2019

A gathering of the leaders of the so-called Visegrad nations in Israel was nixed on Monday after Poland cancelled its participation accusing Israel’s foreign minister of “racist” comments about the culpability of Poles for crimes committed during the Holocaust, in a row that has stoked outrage and soured relations. Slovak government spokeswoman Patricia Macikova told AFP this week’s summit with Israel and the Visegrad Four (V4) — the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia — would be postponed until later in the year following Poland’s pull out. READ MORE

ISRAEL HAYOM ‘Polish PM considering cutting off relations with Israel’ Associates of Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Monday that Morawiecki was considering whether to recall Poland’s ambassador to Israel and possibly even cut off diplomatic ties with Israel following comments by acting Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz about the Poles’ complicity in the Holocaust….“There were many Poles who collaborated with the Nazis. That’s what [the late Prime Minister] Yitzhak Shamir said. They murdered his father. ‘The Poles suckle anti-Semitism from their mother’s breast.’ 

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