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Israel's Netanyahu denies agreeing to Holocaust distortion

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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...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacts during a bilateral meeting with United States Vice President Mike Pence in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, ...

Poland's Minister of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz, United States Vice President Mike Pence, Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki, Israeli ...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, sits beside United State Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, at a conference on Peace and Security...

United States Vice President Mike Pence with his wife Karen, Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki with his wife Iwona and Israeli Prime Ministe...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, talks to United State Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a conference on Peace and Security in the Mid...

United States Vice President Mike Pence, right, talks to the media during a bilateral meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, in...

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has 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."

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 into 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 Polish involvement in helping Jews.


Updated : 2021-04-15 01:03 GMT+08:00