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The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, devoid of those participating in the annual March of the Living to mark Yom Hashoah, April 20-21, 2020. Credit: Marcin Kozlowski, March of the Living.

Why are Jews and Poles still arguing about the Holocaust?

It’s a controversy in which there are no heroes, as well as one that in a more rational world no one would bother with. That’s the only way to describe the increasingly complicated brawl...
Holocaust survivor Edward Mossberg with Polish president Andrzej Duda at a ceremony at the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp in Poland, on April 12, 2018. Photo by Yossi Zeliger/Flash90.

Poland and Israel’s loss of diplomatic wisdom

This Thursday is supposed to mark another diplomatic triumph for Israeli diplomacy. On Jan. 23, the Fifth World Holocaust Forum will convene at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day and...
Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Polish prime minister: Restitution to Holocaust victims a ‘victory for Hitler’

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Friday that were Poland to pay restitution for those whose property was stolen in the Holocaust it would violate “international law and would also be a posthumous...
Polish Ambassador to Israel Marek Magierowski. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israeli man apologizes for spitting at Polish ambassador

An Israeli man has apologized for spitting at Polish Ambassador to Israel Marek Magierowski. “I would like to express my apologies,” said Arik Lederman, who was arrested for spitting at the ambassador, in a statement....
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at Warsaw summit, called “The Ministerial Conference to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East,” speaks with Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz. To his left is the Yemen’s Foreign Minister Khalid Al Yamani ,and at far left is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Credit: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo/Twitter.

The growing pains of the Poland-Israel relationship

Perhaps it isn’t bad that sometimes when it comes to policy, the flag of historical truth is waving after all, and along with it, the strength of sentiments. And yet, after raising the flag, everyone...
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan is greeted by U.S. Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher during his visit to Warsaw on Dec. 19, 2018. Credit: U.S. State Department.

US ambassador to Poland: Israel should apologize for Holocaust remarks

The U.S. Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher called on Israel to apologize to Poland for Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz’s comments regarding the Holocaust. Mosbacher said Katz should apologize, responding that what he said “warrants an apology.” Katz...