Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki decided in Warsaw on Monday to cancel Poland's participation in the Visegrad Group summit in Jerusalem, after Israeli Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz accused Poland of anti-Semitism and complicity in the Holocaust.

Katz, appointed Israeli foreign minister on Sunday, reportedly accused all Polish people of having "innate" antisemitism.

In response to Katz's comments, Morawiecki cancelled his and his Foreign Minister's trip to Israel. "I've made this decision because words uttered by the newly appointed Israeli foreign minister Mr. Katz are totally unacceptable not only in diplomacy but in my opinion also in the public sphere. In World War II Poles were the nation that suffered most beside Jews and the Roma," Morawiecki told journalists.

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RT 05 Apr 2020 20:00 CEST