On Sunday Poland’s embassy in Tel Aviv was daubed with swastikas and racist profanities.
The vandalism followed comments by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki which caused outrage by claiming Jews were among the perpetrators of the Holocaust at a security conference in Munich prompted a fresh wave of anger.
The comments, which were a response to a question by a Israeli Journalist, sparked an outcry from Israeli leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who phoned Morawiecki to vociferously register his disgust.
The Polish PM was replying to a journalist when questioned about whether a person could be imprisoned for claiming there were Polish collaborators in the Holocaust. Morawiecki responded, “Of course it’s not going to be punishable, not going to be seen as criminal, to say that there were Polish perpetrators, as there were Jewish perpetrators, as there were Russian perpetrators, as there were Ukrainian, not only German perpetrators.”
Benjamin Netanyahu labelled the comments as “unacceptable” and insisted “there was no basis for comparing the actions of Poles during the Holocaust to those of Jews.”
He then added that the “distortion regarding Poland could not be corrected by means of another distortion.”
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