No room for insulting comments between allies - US ambassador
There is no room for insulting comments between close allies, such as Poland and Israel, like yesterday's statement by Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz, US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.
Israel's acting foreign minister on Sunday referred to words ascribed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in which he had mentioned that Poles had collaborated with Nazi Germans during the Second World War.
"Our prime minister expressed himself clearly," Katz said. "I am a son of Holocaust survivors (...) 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 (Israeli's former prime minister - PAP) Yitzhak Shamir, whose father was murdered by Poles, said, they suckle anti-Semitism with their mother’s milk."
After Katz's comments, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki on Monday cancelled a Visegrad Group (V4) summit in Israel.
The regional lobby V4, which is made up of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, was slated to hold a summit in Jerusalem on Tuesday. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu was to attend the meeting.