Polish leaders demand apology after being aggrieved by PM Netanyahu’s comments in Warsaw about the Poles’ complicity in Nazi crimes against Jews, then flabbergasted when newly appointed Foreign Minister Israel Katz supported Netanyahu by quoting former PM Yitzhak Shamir, who said, ‘Poles suckled antisemitism from their mothers’ milk.’
By David Rosenberg
The Polish government demanded Tuesday that Israel formally apologize for statements by the Israeli foreign minister it deemed “racist”, amid a worsening diplomatic row between the two countries.
On Tuesday, Poland’s deputy foreign minister, Szymon Szynkowski, said Israel must “distance itself from their foreign minister’s statement and apologize for it,” the Polish Press Agencyreported. Continue Reading »
Already aggrieved by PM Netanyahu’s surprising comments in Warsaw about the Poles’ complicity in Nazi crimes against Jews, Poland’s top officials went ballistic after newly appointed Foreign Minister Israel Katz supported Netanyahu by quoting former PM Yitzhak Shamir, who said that ‘Poles imbibe antisemitism from their mothers’ milk.’
By HERB KEINON
An extraordinary summit of four central European countries in Israel meant by Jerusalem to highlight the sub-alliances it is building in Europe – and by those countries as a way to assert their independence from Brussels – was scuttled Monday when Poland decided not to attend because of what it viewed as offensive comments by acting Foreign Minister Israel Katz. Continue Reading »
Polish officials cancelled joint Israeli-Polish Holocaust remembrance ceremony after the Israeli Foreign Ministry recommended to not change speech scheduled to be given by Kiryat Bialik mayor, explaining Israel’s unwillingness to compromise on historical facts.
– Israel’s Foreign Ministry has contacted the Polish Foreign Ministry regarding the incident.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
The new Polish “Holocaust law” was felt by Israeli students in Poland Monday, when a joint Israeli-Polish Holocaust remembrance ceremony was cancelled after Polish authorities tried to censor the speech of an Israeli mayor.
Kiryat Bialik Mayor Eli Dukorsky had been set to address a delegation of students from his city who were visiting Poland. Continue Reading »
Because of Poland’s Holocaust Law, that criminalizes any blaming of Poland or its citizens for Nazi crimes, both President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will not be received by President Donald Trump or the White House should they visit the United States, according to a document by the Onet news site.
A leading news site in Poland reported that it had obtained documents suggesting that the country’s highest officials are not welcome at the White House over a law limiting discourse on World War II.
Poland’s current political leaders – Photos: Wikimedia
The documents, which the news site Onet did not describe in its March 5 report, mean that President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will not be received by President Donald Trump or any other member of the administration in the United States at all, the report said. Continue Reading »
The Polish League Against Defamation was the first to test Poland’s controversial Holocaust law, when it filed a lawsuit on Friday against the Argentinian daily newspaper Pagina 12, even though the article was published before the legislation was passed.
By EYTAN HALON
A major Argentinian newspaper has become the first target of Poland’s new Holocaust legislation, which took effect Thursday despite Israeli diplomatic pressure.
World War II atrocity in Jedwabne: Map of the crime scene compiled on the basis of court documents from Poland. The march of the Jews to the barn of Bronisław Śleszyński marked in red – Photo: Poeticbent
The nationalist Polish League Against Defamation organization filed a lawsuit on Friday against the Argentinian daily Pagina 12’s website, which it says used a photo of post-Second World War Polish resistance fighters in a December 2017 article about the 1941 Jedwabne pogrom. Continue Reading »