Poland’s prime minister cancelled plans for his country to send a delegation in the Israel-central Europe summit,resulted the cancellation of the whole summit.
The pull out of Poland was a result of the Israeli foreign minister comment,in which he said that Poles “collaborated with the Nazis” and “sucked anti-Semitism with their mothers’ milk.”
With the Hungarian and Slovak prime ministers already in Israel, bilateral meetings will take place instead, according to announcements by Czech Prime Minister Andrei Babis and Israel’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Sunday announced that he was pulling out of the meeting after a comment by Netanyahu last week about Polish cooperation with Nazis.
“Poles collaborated with the Nazis, definitely. Collaborated with the Nazis. As (former Israeli Prime Minister) Yitzhak Shamir said — his father was murdered by Poles — he said that from his point of view they sucked anti-Semitism with their mothers’ milk. You can’t sugarcoat this history,” said the Israeli acting foreign minister, Israel Katz.
The racist words however made a split in the relationship between Israel and Poland.