MEA – Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Pawel Jablonski announced that Poland will re-examine the travel of Israeli students from Israel to Poland to visit the extermination camps in the so-called “Holocaust”.
“The study trips from Israel to Poland are not done correctly and in a way that sometimes seeps hatred of Poland into the minds of young people,” Yablonsky said, according to what was reported by Hebrew Channel 7.
He added, “We will study the matter in depth because it is clear that the way these tours are conducted is not the right way.”
The channel stated that this comes against the backdrop of the deterioration of relations between the two countries in recent days, since the final approval of the “property law” that prevents Holocaust survivors from claiming their properties or compensation.
Following the decision, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid decided to reduce the level of diplomatic representation with Poland.
Earlier, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that “Israel’s decision to reduce the level of diplomatic representation in Warsaw is baseless and irresponsible, and the words of Yair Lapid anger any honest person.”
He added: “I oppose the attacks on the Polish ambassador, Mark Magierowski, as a result of the recent aggressive measures of the Israeli government, which is an increase in hatred for Poland and the Poles. For these reasons, I decided to transfer the children of our ambassador in Israel to Poland, and Poland never leaves diplomats alone in times of trouble.”