FM Livni issued an instruction following the inclusion of a party that has an anti-Semitic ideology in Poland’s governing coalition.

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni instructed Israeli Ambassador to Poland David Peleg to express Israel’s concern to Polish President Lech Kaczynski following the inclusion of a party that has an anti-Semitic ideology in Poland’s governing coalition. Polish President Kaczynski reiterated his country’s commitment to foster the memory of the Holocaust and fight anti-Semitism alongside Israel.

Ambassador Peleg also met with Polish Prime Minister Kazimierz Marciniewicz and Polish Foreign Minister Anna Fotyga on this matter; he emphasized both the centrality of the Holocaust for Israel and Jewish communities around the world and the danger involved in bringing anti-Semitic movements into government.