By JPOST.COM STAFF AND ETGAR LEFKOVITS

Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik strongly condemned on Monday Israel’s treatment of Holocaust survivors.

“Israeli society must amend its wrong-doings,” she said.
Itzik spoke during a special Knesset session which followed Sunday’s agreement between Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and the survivors’ representatives.

Itzik condemned Israel’s past governments for neglecting the survivors over the years, and commended the survivors’ dedication and loyalty to Israel.

“Israel demanded compensation from Germany, but did not distribute it equally to those who needed and deserved it.” said Itzik.

The Knesset speaker also offered an apology to the survivors.

“Today we are here to look forward, to fix the error and to tell the survivors on behalf of the State of Israel, we apologize.”

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