Mosbacher was speaking Tuesday about the comments made by Katz who said that "Poles suckle hatred of Jews with their mother's milk." Katz was repeating a comment by the late Yitzhak Shamir, who said it in 1989 regarding the Poles who murdered his father. The comment sparked massive anger in Poland, leading the Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich to issue a letter saying that the comment should not have been said even in 1989, let along today.Poland also pulled out of the planned Visegrád Group summit in Israel, leaving the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia to attend bilateral meetings in Israel without it. The summit itself was cancelled.Education Minister Naftalli Bennett supported Katz, saying that "it is not possible to build a common future based on the erasure of history."Bennett pointed out that while there were many Poles who tried to help Jews during the Holocaust, "many poles took an active part in antimissile and indeed murdered Jews."
Między bliskimi sojusznikami, takimi jak Polska i Izrael, nie ma miejsca na takie obraźliwe komentarze jak wczorajsza wypowiedź izraelskiego ministra spraw zagranicznych Israela Katza— Georgette Mosbacher (@USAmbPoland) February 19, 2019