Accusing Poles of antisemitism offends Polish Jews: chief rabbi
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Accusing all Poles of antisemitism offends Polish Jews, Poland’s chief rabbi has said.
His comments came amid Polish-Israeli tensions after Israel’s interim foreign minister reportedly claimed that Poles “suckled anti-Semitism with their mother’s milk.”
In a statement posted by Poland’s telewizjarepublika.pl website, the Chief Rabbi of Poland, Michael Schudrich, was quoted as saying: “Accusing all Poles of antisemitism… also offends us, Polish Jews, who are part of that society.”
Meanwhile, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has slammed interim Foreign Minister Israel Katz’s comments as “reprehensible, unacceptable and simply racist.” Morawiecki told reporters: “This is an example of racist anti-Polonism.”
A summit of the Visegrad Group, a regional cooperation platform which brings together Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, has been called off.
It had been due to be held in Jerusalem on Monday and Tuesday.