Polish officials may cancel trip to Israel over diplomatic spat


WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish officials may cancel their planned trip to Israel, the head of the prime minister’s office, Michal Dworczyk, said on Monday after media reported remarks by Israel’s prime minister suggesting Polish complicity in the Holocaust.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki decided earlier to cancel his visit to Israel, with Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz to go instead. However, the whole visit could now be canceled as the diplomatic row deepened.

Dworczyk noted what he described as a “disgraceful” new statement by the Israeli foreign minister’s department.

“In the light of this statement, any participation of representatives of the Polish state in the V4 summit in Israel is under a very big question mark,” Dworczyk told state ratio.

Reporting by Marcin Goclowski and Anna Koper; Editing by Paul Tait

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