Polish president says Israel must make first move to resolve crisis | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Polish president says Israel must make first move to resolve crisis

His comments came a month after tensions flared between Poland and Israel over comments reportedly made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a conference on the Middle East in Warsaw.

After a briefing with reporters, Netanyahu was quoted as saying that “the Poles cooperated with the Nazis” to kill Jews during the Holocaust, The Jerusalem Post reported on its website on Friday.

Netanyahu’s reported comments were seen as suggesting Polish complicity in the Holocaust.

But Netanyahu’s office said at the time that the Israeli prime minister “spoke of Poles and not the Polish people or the country of Poland. This was misquoted and misrepresented in press reports and was subsequently corrected by the journalist who issued the initial misstatement.”

The spat escalated when days later Israel’s interim foreign minister claimed that Poles “imbibed anti-Semitism with their mother’s milk.”

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