Tag: Israel-Poland relations

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.

Jewish settlers, their faces covered, hold up an Israeli flag on the roof of a building in the divided city of Hebron, 15 January 2006.

15 ‘Hidden Jews’ From Poland Visit Israel For The First Time

Arutz Sheva reports: Fifteen young Poles who only recently learned they have Jewish roots arrived in Israel for the first time, under the auspices of the Shavei Israel organization for a visit from March 21 to 27 to experience the joyous

Participants carry Polish, German and Israeli flags, as they take part in the 'March of the living' to commemorate victims of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps, in Oswiecim on August 20, 2012

Almost Half of Poles Think Israel Is An Aggressive Country

Ynetnews reports:  Poles imagine Israel as a kind of Jewish shtetl in Eastern Europe before World War II, they argue that it’s a dangerous and aggressive country, and they don’t believe that it’s democratic, according to an opinion poll conducted