Sunday, July 25, 2010

(NEWS) Peres: Croatia, Once Pro-Nazi, Is Our Friend Now

"Croatia’s governments denounced fascism in 2000.

President Shimon Peres said in Zagreb on Friday that Israel now sees Croatia as a friend because it has decided not to repeat past errors.

The country was pro-Nazi during World War II, became independent in 1991 and sympathetic to that historical era in the 1990s – prompting Israel to hold off recognizing it until 1997.

Since 2000, Croatia’s governments have denounced fascism. Peres’s predecessor, Moshe Katsav, visited in 2001."

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