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Poland fires Jewish envoy for calling Holocaust law ‘stupid’

Poland's envoy for the Jewish diaspora calls Polish law regulating Holocaust speech "one of the stupidest amendments that was ever done."

Poland fires Jewish envoy for calling Holocaust law ‘stupid’

'I was born a Jew, I lived as a Christian - I want to die a Jew'

AMIT yeshiva high school in Ashdod sends delegation of students to Poland to uphold dying wish of Jaffa Catholic priest.

'I was born a Jew, I lived as a Christian - I want to die a Jew'

Marine Le Pen places memorial wreath at Warsaw Ghetto monument

French far right leader stirs up a barrage of outrage for appearing at the monument to the victims of the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland.

Marine Le Pen places memorial wreath at Warsaw Ghetto monument

This Polish ice cream maker declared himself a Jewish museum

A Polish ice cream shop owner runs a local Jewish museum. Should he get a prize — or a penalty?

This Polish ice cream maker declared himself a Jewish museum

Poland: Plan for museum on site of concentration camp meets with protest

In Poland, plans to build a museum on Schindler survivors’ former camp spark environmental protest.

Plan for museum on site of concentration camp meets with protest

Poland: No ambassador in Israel for the time being

Poland’s Foreign Ministry says it will bring its mission level in Israel down to that of Israel’s mission in Poland.

Poland: No ambassador in Israel for the time being

Israel to return chargé d'affaires to embassy in Poland

FM Lapid instructed the chargé d'affaires to return to Israel after bill limiting restitution for Holocaust-related claims was approved.

Israel to return chargé d'affaires to embassy in Poland

The heroic Poles during WWII who should not be forgotten

In condemning the anti-Semitic march on Polish Independence Day in Kalisz, we should not forget the Poles who saved Jewish lives. Op-ed.

Heroic Poles during WWII who should not be forgotten

Synagogue restored a mile from Auschwitz recalls Jewish life

Just 1 synagogue still exists in Oswiecim, Poland, where once there were 20.

Synagogue restored a mile from Auschwitz recalls Jewish life

Jewish historian refuses award from Polish government’s history institute

Historian turns down award and grant of $19,000 from Polish government institute, saying it has whitewashed Holocaust history.

Jewish historian refuses award from Polish government

Diaspora Affairs Minister encouraged by Poland's response to antisemitic incident

Minister of Diaspora Affairs Nachman Shai speaks to Chief Rabbi of Poland following antisemitic parade in Kalisz.

Minister encouraged by Poland's response to antisemitic incident

Poland arrests three in connection with antisemitic protest

Poland’s Interior Minister says three people arrested following demonstration in which participants shouted “Death to the Jews!”

Poland arrests three in connection with antisemitic protest

Chief Rabbi of Poland calls anti-Semitic march 'A big test case'

Poland's Chief Rabbi talks with Arutz Sheva about the implications of the anti-Semitic march on Poland's Independence Day.

Chief Rabbi of Poland calls anti-Semitic march 'A big test case'

Watch: Polish nationalists shout 'death to Jews' at a rally

‘Death to Jews,’ Polish nationalists shout while burning book about Jews. Foreign Min.: 'Polish gov't must deal harshly with all involved.'

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Jews warn: Europe could be 'Juden Frei' in ten years

European Jewish Association brings ministers, lawmakers to Auschwitz and Krakow to mark 83rd anniversary of Kristallnacht.

Jews warn: Europe could be 'Juden Frei' in ten years

EU Jewish leader to politicians: Anti-Semitism an urgent problem, can no longer be ignored

Rabbi Menachem Margolin, Chairman of EJA, speaks to Arutz Sheva about combating anti-Semitism and Holocaust education in Europe.

EU Jewish leader to politicians: Anti-Semitism cannot be ignoredplayer

The priest who was born -- and buried as -- a Jew

Yaakov Tzvi Gruner survived the Holocaust by seeking refuge in the church. He became Gregor Pavlovsky but he died as a Jew.

The priest who was born -- and buried as -- a Jew

School trips to Poland to resume in February

The trips were halted more than a year ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

School trips to Poland to resume in February

Yair Lapid’s foreign-policy follies

Lapid has operated without much criticism, but has overseen highly questionable diplomatic moves that harm national-security interests.Op-ed

Yair Lapid’s foreign-policy follies

Jewish anti-fascist film thought destroyed by Nazis restored after 80 years

1931's Europa had taken on a mythical status in the film world as an early avant-garde film that was supposedly destroyed by the Nazis.

Jewish film thought destroyed by Nazis restored after 80 years

Watch: Migrants from N. Africa, Middle East freezing to death on Polish border

At least four migrants from Iraq have died in sub-zero temperatures desperately trying to enter Poland from Belarus.

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A good look at Poland

Scholars work to understand the role Poland played in the Holocaust, but its role before the Nazis and in the present is clear. Op-ed..

A good look at Poland

After 78 years, Jewish remains from Warsaw Ghetto buried

Remains believed to be from Jewish victims from the Warsaw Ghetto discovered, buried in Jewish cemetery ahead of Yom Kippur.

After 78 years, Jewish remains from Warsaw Ghetto buriedplayer

The Jewish baby who grew up to become a priest - then returned to Judaism

Given away by his mother during the Holocaust, Yaakov was raised a Christian and became a high-ranking church official.

How a Polish priest discovered he's actually Jewish

Watch: NATO Allies 'migrate' north for the summer

Yissachar Ruas joins the Turkish Air Force 161 Filo flying their F-16 Fighter jets as part of the NATO Air Policing Mission.

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Symbolic grave for Jews in Poland defaced with slogans praising Hitler

Polish restitution law has exacerbated anti-Semitic trends, former Jewish leader says.

Symbolic grave for Jews defaced with slogans praising Hitler

Britain criticizes Polish restitution law

British minister says Poland should provide legal avenues for victims of the Holocaust to pursue restitution claims.

Britain criticizes Polish restitution law

Former Labor MK Shelly Yachimovich calls for halt to youth trips to Poland

'No one's going to convince me that a fun trip abroad teaches the real lessons of the Holocaust, even if a few tears are shed.'

Former Labor MK calls for halt to youth trips to Poland

Blinken: We regret Poland's adoption of restitution law

Secretary of State reiterates US concerns over law restricting claims on Jewish property looted from Polish Jewry during the Holocaust.

Blinken: We regret Poland's adoption of restitution law

Polish court: Historians do not have to apologize for research into pogrom

Polish appeals court overturns ruling requiring historians to apologize for their research into a Holocaust pogrom.

Historians do not have to apologize for research into pogrom

Poland to cancel Israeli youth trips?

Polish Deputy Foreign Minister says Israeli youth taught to hate Poland during educational trips as feud over restitution law continues.

Poland to cancel Israeli youth trips?

Foreign Ministry officials: Lapid's approach to Poland is misguided

Poland is only doing what the rest of Europe has already done, albeit with more fanfare, say Israeli diplomats who now fear reprisals.

Foreign Ministry officials: Lapid's approach is misguided

'Poland failed but Israel overreacted, relations are at the lowest point ever'

From The Depths founder Jonny Daniels reacts to Polish law restricting claims on Jewish property.

'Poland failed but Israel overreacted'player

Polish PM attacks Israeli response to restitution law: 'Irresponsible and unjust'

Polish PM decries decision of Foreign Minister Lapid to downgrade diplomatic relations in wake of law restricting Holocaust-era restitution.

Polish PM attacks Israeli response: 'Irresponsible and unjust'

Foreign Min. Yair Lapid: 'Poland approved an anti-Semitic and unethical law'

'This evening, Poland became an anti-democratic, anti-liberal country,' Foreign Minister Yair Lapid says.

FM Lapid: 'Poland approved an anti-Semitic and unethical law'

US concerned over Polish restitution law

Secretary of State Antony Blinken urges Polish President not to sign law restricting process for Holocaust survivors and their families.

US concerned over Polish restitution law

Polish parliament approves restitution law

Israel outraged over law that will affect 90 percent of restitution claims.

Polish parliament approves restitution law

US ramping up pressure on Poland over restitution law

US special envoy for Holocaust issues says Polish legislation "would cause irreparable harm to both Jews and non-Jews".

US ramping up pressure on Poland over restitution law

EJC: New Polish law 'discriminatory and immoral'

The new Polish restitution law is discriminatory and immoral, says EJC President Kantor.

Jewish group: New Polish law 'discriminatory and immoral'

Social Equality Minister: Polish law could seriously damage relations

Minister Meirav Cohen: It is my duty and that of my fellow members of the government to work for the realization of the rights of survivors.

'Polish law could seriously damage relations'