History cannot be revised – Israeli education minister
Israeli Minister of Education Naftali Bennett was quoted by the Jeruslaem Post as saying that history cannot be revised for the sake of the future, as this is not the way to build a relationship.
"Many Poles did participate in antisemitism and murdering Jews. We cannot allow anyone to revise history for sake of the future, that’s not the way to build a relationship. We need to face the reality that they were a victim, but that not a small number [of Poles] were involved in antisemitism," said Bennett in an interview with the editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post, Yaakov Katz.
The minister added, however, that "there were Poles who were different and went out of their way to save Jews" and that "the Polish nation was a victim of Nazi Germany under severe harsh occupation."
As the Jerusalem Post indicated, Bennett emphasised that although Poland and Israel are good friends, their relationship cannot be built on "erasing the past."