Polish-Israeli relations are very good - Polish PM for The Jersusalem Post
In an interview for Israeli newspaper The Jerusalem Post, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawieckisaid that Polish-Israeli relations are very good, Poland fully supports Israel's sovereignty, and the situation of Jews in Poland is better than in Western Europe.
"I am happy that we were able to reach an understanding with Prime Minister Netanyahu," the Polish PM said in an interview published in paper's weekend supplement. "We issued a joint declaration, stating that we should help our nations fight such a narrative (attributing to Poland shared responsibility for the Holocaust - PAP). Not just because it is blatantly erroneous, but because it diminishes the responsibility of those that were responsible," Morawiecki explained referring to the discussion after the adoption of the Act on the Institute of National Remembrance in Poland early this year.
The PM also stressed that Polish-Israeli relations are very good, Jews make an important contribution to Polish society, and their situation in Poland is better than those living in the vast majority of Western European countries.
Mateusz Morawiecki also said that modern Poland is among the safest places for Jews in Europe and one of the few countries on the continent where the number of anti-Semitic incidents is falling.
"Modern Poland is one of the safest and most friendly places for Jews in Europe. Only recently, a report by the European Agency for Fundamental Rights showed a very worrying tendency across Europe – antisemitic incidents are on the rise almost everywhere. One of the few places where it is diminishing is Poland," the prime minister pointed out.
"All across Europe, synagogues are protected with heavily armed police or even military forces," Morawiecki stressed. "In Poland, there is no need for that. We, of course, condemn any hatred against Jews and prosecute it with full force – but I am happy to say that incidents of such hatred are marginal and do not represent the views of our nation," he said.