Netanyahu: Israel Expects Countries to Tell Truth About Holocaust, Including Poland

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The Times of Israel reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday stressed the importance of accurately portraying the Nazi genocide of the Jewish people during World War II, subtly admonishing Warsaw for advancing a law that would criminalize accusing the Polish nation of complicity in Nazi crimes.

“The truth about the Holocaust must always be studied, it must always be remembered,” he told foreign diplomats at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem. “Israel works closely with our partners around the world to defend and to reveal the truth about the Holocaust. We expect to do that with every country, including Poland.”

Future generations must internalize the lesson of the Holocaust, Netanyahu said. “I think the most important lesson for all humanity is that hatred, extreme ideologies — these must always be confronted early, when there is time to nip them in the bud.”

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