PM Kopacz: Poland and Israel connected by unique bond
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The two nations have similar histories, said Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz during a commemoration of 25 years since the establishing of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
PM Ewa Kopacz spoke about a new era of Polish-Jewish relations. Photo: M. Śmiarowski / KPRM
“For a thousand years, Poland was the home of the Jewish people. It gave them the opportunity to develop their culture, religion, politics and economic thought,” Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said at a ceremony on the occasion of the 67th anniversary of Israel's Independence, and the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Poland and Israel.
Prime Minister Kopacz expressed her satisfaction with how much has been achieved in Polish-Jewish and Polish-Israeli relations over the past quarter of a century.
“It is great satisfaction to see a growing number of citizens of the State of Israel coming to Poland. We are strengthening this new reality in which distrust was replaced by openness, hostility with cooperation, and disagreements with dialogue,” Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said on Wednesday.
The comments came a few hours after the FBI Director, James Comey, refused to apologise for statements that Poles were partly responsible for the Holocaust, which saw the systematic murder of millions by Nazi-German troops on Polish soil. (rg)