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Warsaw, Poland - Israel's Netanyahu Denies Agreeing To Holocaust Distortion

Published on: February 14, 2019 09:00 PM
By: AP
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, sits beside United State Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, at a conference on Peace and Security in the Middle East in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The Polish capital is host for a two-day international conference, co-organized by Poland and the United States. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, sits beside United State Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, at a conference on Peace and Security in the Middle East in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. The Polish capital is host for a two-day international conference, co-organized by Poland and the United States. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Warsaw, Poland - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday denied suggestions of going along with Holocaust historical revisionism in Poland.

Netanyahu was asked Thursday in Warsaw about the issue by a reporter and replied: “Here I am saying Poles cooperated with the Nazis. I know the history and I don’t whitewash it. I bring it up.”

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Last year, Poland and Israel were embroiled in a bitter dispute over a Polish law that made it a crime to blame the Polish nation for Holocaust crimes. Israel saw it as an attempt by Poland to suppress discussion of the killing of Jews by Poles during the wartime German occupation.

The dispute was resolved when Poland softened the law and Netanyahu and his Polish counterpart agreed on a joint declaration stressing the involvement of the Polish resistance in helping Jews. It was seen as a diplomatic coup for Poland but Netanyahu faced criticism from historians in Israel, including at Yad Vashem, for agreeing to a statement that they said distorted history.

“The idea that we distort history or hide it is nonsense,” Netanyahu said.

He was in Warsaw for a conference on the Middle East.



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 Feb 14, 2019 at 09:50 PM Buchwalter Says:

By visiting Lithuania he already distorted the holocaust Latvia {SS Standarte Lettland] and the Kaiserwald concentration camp displayed the savage barbarism of the Latvians and Lithuanians killed took Jews with their and hands and feet bound smashed their heads with a hammer

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