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Polish President Andrzej Duda makes a statement in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, July 24, 2017. Duda announced that he will veto two contentious bills widely seen as assaults on the independence of the judicial system. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

Polish Officials Expected in Israel to Discuss Controversial Holocaust Law

TEL AVIV – An official delegation from Poland will arrive in Israel in the coming days to reach an understanding on the controversial bill which criminalizes blaming the eastern European country for any Holocaust-related crimes, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Saturday.

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Warsaw Indicates Refusal to Change Holocaust Bill Despite Talks with Jerusalem

TEL AVIV – Poland on Monday indicated that it may not make amendments to a bill that would make it illegal to blame Poland for any Holocaust-related crimes, despite a discussion between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Polish counterpart, Mateusz Morawiecki, following Israeli outrage.

Kazimierz Piechowski and three other Auschwitz inmates escaped the camp in 1942 by stealing SS uniforms and hijacking the car of camp coordinator Rudolph Hoess

Israeli Schools Step up Education on Poland’s Holocaust Role Amid Controversial Polish Bill

TEL AVIV – Poland’s deputy ambassador to Israel received a dressing down at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem on Sunday over new legislation in his country that would make it illegal to blame Poland for any Holocaust-related crimes while Israeli schools this week will devote two hours to learning more about the role Poland played during World War II.

A sign shows the distance to Damascus and Baghdad at an army post on Mount Bental in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights

Obama Administration: Golan Heights Are Not Part of Israel

TEL AVIV – The Obama administration does not consider the Golan Heights part of Israel, U.S. State Department spokesperson John Kirby stressed Monday night, a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that the Golan “will forever remain under Israeli sovereignty.”