DAILY DOSE | A remark made by Netanyahu and then later again by Acting Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz has sparked an international crisis between Israel and Poland that has snowballed and intensified with each passing hour.
Now, Poland is pulling out of tomorrow’s four-nation European summit, set to be held in Jerusalem. The country’s government is also demanding an apology. What are the feelings on the streets of Warsaw in the midst of this spat? Journalist Matthew Day talks to host Jeff Smith.
A gathering of the leaders of the so-called Visegrad nations in Israel was nixed on Monday after Poland cancelled its participation accusing Israel’s foreign minister of ‘racist’ comments about the culpability of Poles for crimes committed during the Holocaust, in a row that has stoked outrage and soured relations.
Slovak government spokeswoman Patricia Macikova told AFP this week’s summit with Israel and the Visegrad Four (V4) — the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, would be postponed until later in the year following Poland’s pull out.
‘The prime ministers of Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary will use the visit for bilateral meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu as well as a trilateral meeting,’ she added, speaking for Slovak Premier Peter Pellegrini, who currently chairs the V4 group.
However, Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said it was not immediately clear whether Israel would hold a summit with the remaining participants or instead organize a series of separate meetings.
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