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Yad Vashem Response to Ratification of Poland’s ‘Holocaust’ Law

We are concerned that this law will have repercussions in the areas of Holocaust research, education and remembrance.

Poland Cancels Bennett’s Planned Visit, Bennett Says ‘I’m Honored’

“The past cannot be rewritten,” he said. “The future will be written together.”

Diplomats from Poland, Turkey Skip Israeli Ceremony to Honor ‘Righteous Gentiles’

"Israel works closely with our partners around the world to defend and reveal the truth about the Holocaust. We expect to do that with every country, including Poland."

Germany: We Alone Are to Blame for Holocaust

“Anti-Semitic statements are overflowing the internet channels in Poland, [and] they have become present on the main stream media too."

Yad Vashem Condemns Polish Senate’s ‘Problematic Piece of Legislation’

One of the first questions the Poles asked the Nazis, their new rulers, was if it was permitted to kill the Jews.

Polish Senate Passes ‘No Polish Death Camps’ Law

"In every town where there was an Aktion (German expulsion of the local Jews), the ghetto was surrounded by a mob that participated in a formal hunt on Jews, a hunt according to all the rules of hunting—with beaters or without them. Did many Jews perish at their hands? Countless ones!"

Israeli Ambassador to Russia Speaks Up Against ‘Polish Death Camps’ Law

"We’re working with the Russian state service for archives on a project titled ‘Every Person Has a Name,’" Koren said.

Israeli Education Minister Orders Compulsory Course on Poles’ Collaboration with Nazis

The lesson plan reminds students that "even after the war, Jews encountered hostility from their former neighbors as they returned from the concentration camps ... The most famous case was the Kielce pogrom in Poland, in July 1946, during which the Poles murdered 42 Holocaust survivors who returned to the city."

‘Let’s Make a Deal’ in Davos: Israel, Croatia Agree on $500M Sale of Used...

"The two leaders [also] agreed to expand economic, security, water, agricultural, academic and tourism cooperation."

Polish Prime Minister: Tree Missing from Yad Vashem for Poland

“At Yad Vashem, there is an avenue along which there are trees which represent the Righteous Among the Nations. But one tree is missing . . ."

Israel Demands Poland Reverse Law Outlawing Mention of ‘Polish Death Camps’ or Polish Complicity

The term "Polish death camp" was first used by Polish resistance fighter Jan Karski in a 1944 article that was titled "Polish Death Camp."

Hezbollah Suspects Being Tried in Absentia Over Deadly 2012 Burgas Airport Terror Attack

“They will be tried in absentia for a terrorist attack and manslaughter of several people as well as for a range of other crimes."

Guatemala to Move Embassy From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

President Morales said he made the decision after speaking earlier in the day with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Arabs Stunned by Romanian Plan to Move Embassy to Jerusalem

Romania was among the 35 countries that abstained at the UN General Assembly vote Thursday condemning President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Israel to Maintain Its Distance When Dealing With Austria’s ‘Freedom Party’ Ministries

"Israel will maintain working relations with the professional echelon of the [Austrian] government ministries headed by a minister from the Freedom Party."

European Jewry Cautiously Welcomes Austrian Govt’s Rejection of Anti-Semitism

Nevertheless, “We cannot ignore the fear that in other countries extreme parties will join the government based on the Austrian model,” the rabbi warned.

Austria Welcomes Far-Right Freedom Party to Coalition Government

The far-right Freedom Party has joined the Austrian government coalition, to the dismay of Jewish leaders in Europe.

Czech Republic, Hungary, Consider Moving Embassies to Jerusalem

Despite the objection of two member states, Mogherini opted to declare that all the EU states were in full agreement with her position.

Czech Republic Recognizes 1967 Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

"The Czech Republic together with other EU member states, following the EU Foreign Affaires Council Conclusions, considers Jerusalem to be future capital of both states..."

Do You Know Anyone Who Survived Babi Yar, Stuthof, Zhytomyr or Kamianets-Podilsky?

Anyone stationed at a camp is liable to prosecution as an accessory to murder based on service. The change in policy led to searches for anyone who served in the death camps or murder squads.

Jewish Groups Protest Polish Guesthouse Ban on Jews

The guest house belongs to Piotr Rybak, who is known for a number of anti-Semitic actions including the burning of a Jew in effigy on the main market square in Wroclaw.

Israeli Doctors Visit Tbilisi to Examine and Treat Children with Special Issues

The collaboration was initiated several years ago as part of an international project to enhance the state of medicine in Eastern European countries.

Meet Ioana Isac from Romania, Israel’s 3 Millionth Tourist

“This is a special day and an historic milestone as we break the 3-million-tourist barrier and set a new all-time record," Minister Levin said.

New Israeli Tourism Campaign in Romania

At peak season there are 64 weekly flights between Romania and Israel, with most on the Bucharest-Tel Aviv route.

Edelstein Urging Poles Not to Nationalize Holocaust Survivors’ Property

"In light of the warm and special relation between Poland and Israel, and specifically between our parliaments, I would urge you to consider amending the proposed legislation."

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