"On behalf of the Israeli Government and people, I would like to express our participation in the Polish people's profound grief over the tragic deaths of President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and the other members of the Polish delegation who perished in the plane crash," Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at the start of Sunday's cabinet meeting.
Kaczynski, the Polish president, died in a tragic plane crash on Saturday that claimed the lives of top figures in the Polish government, as well as Kaczynski's wife Maria.
"I knew president Kaczynski as a leader who did much for his country and as a great friend of the State of Israel ... Kaczynski led a process of opening a new page in relations between the polish and the Jewish people," the prime minister said.
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