Tag: Polish President Andrzej Duda

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.

Visitors to the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews look at exhibits from the Warsaw Ghetto of the World War II, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Poland and Israel are locked in a bitter dispute over Poland's new legislation that is to regulate Holocaust speech. (AP …

Polish Official Accuses Jews of ‘Passivity’ in Holocaust

An adviser to Poland’s president says he thinks Israel’s negative reaction to a law criminalizing some statements about Poland’s actions during World War II stemmed from a “feeling of shame at the passivity of the Jews during the Holocaust.”

Polish President Andrzej Duda

Polish President Thanks Trump for Fighting Fake News

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s president has thanked President Donald Trump for fighting “fake news,” saying his own country experiences the power of fake news “first hand.”

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas delivers a speech to mark the eighth anniversary of the death of the late leader Yasser Arafat, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on November 11, 2012.

No Meeting With Israel PM Netanyahu in Moscow: Abbas

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Tuesday that an aide to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had suggested delaying a proposed meeting between the two leaders in Moscow on Friday.

Polish President Andrzej Duda

EU Snub: Polish President Signs New Media Bill Into Law

WARSAW (AFP) –  Polish President Andrzej Duda on Thursday signed into law a controversial media bill handing the conservative government control of state media, despite EU concern and condemnation from rights watchdogs. “It’s important to the president that state media be