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Israeli leader says he understands criticism of Poland deal

AP  |  Jerusalem 

Israel's says he understands criticism of his compromise with over its disputed Holocaust and that it "will be expressed."

and his Polish counterpart issued a joint statement last week praising Polish resistance to the Nazi occupation and distancing from the Holocaust. The move came after agreed to scrap prison terms for those who criticize its wartime conduct.

slammed the statement, saying it contained "highly problematic wording" and "grave errors and deceptions."

At his weekly Cabinet meeting today, Netanyahu defended the compromise statement, which sought to ease months of tensions between the two countries, but acknowledged that it did not address all elements of the dispute.

Critics have accused Netanyahu of whitewashing history for political considerations.

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 15:50 IST