Polish government on verge of collapse

Polish government on verge of collapse

Ruling Law and Justice party says it is now a 'minority government' after partners refuse to support controversial animal rights bill.AFP, 9/18/2020, 12:19 PM
Two US Senators protest 'growing anti-Semitic discourse' in letter to Polish President

Two US Senators protest 'growing anti-Semitic discourse' in letter to Polish President

Anti-Semitic tropes were highly visible during Poland's 2020 presidential campaign.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 9/18/2020, 8:44 AM
Export of kosher meat from Poland can continue - for now

Export of kosher meat from Poland can continue - for now

The ban was initially part of a new "animal welfare" bill.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 9/18/2020, 8:40 AM
Polish parliament drops bill’s proposal to ban export of kosher and halal meat

Polish parliament drops bill’s proposal to ban export of kosher and halal meat

Amendment to animal rights bill eliminates proposed ban of export of kosher and halal meat.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 9/17/2020, 6:32 PM
Tombstones vandalized at 3 Jewish cemeteries in Poland

Tombstones vandalized at 3 Jewish cemeteries in Poland

Third case of vandalism at a Polish Jewish cemetery this month reported in southern Poland, after 20 tombstones damaged.Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 9/15/2020, 3:02 PM
Will kosher slaughter be allowed in Poland?

Will kosher slaughter be allowed in Poland?

Chair of Poland's Law and Justice party says new bill will allow slaughter for national, religious, needs.Michal Levi, 9/15/2020, 2:37 PM
Items from 'The Pianist' to go up for auction in Poland

Items from 'The Pianist' to go up for auction in Poland

Polish auction house selling possessions of Holocaust survivor behind ‘The Pianist’ story.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 9/14/2020, 9:32 AM
Owners of kosher cafe in Poland wonder if their once-thriving business will go under

Owners of kosher cafe in Poland wonder if their once-thriving business will go under

‘We were on top of the world’: Pandemic shatters kosher Polish cafe’s success and a husband-wife reunion.Bruce Lowitt, JTA, 8/18/2020, 11:44 AM
Dozens of Jewish headstones discovered under Polish town’s market square

Dozens of Jewish headstones discovered under Polish town’s market square

In town near Warsaw, construction work leads to discovery of Jewish headstones.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 8/12/2020, 10:02 AM
Students, parents to be reimbursed for canceled Poland trips

Students, parents to be reimbursed for canceled Poland trips

Education Ministry to repay 10,000 students whose winter trips to Poland were canceled due to coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/26/2020, 11:12 AM
Polish opposition challenges presidential vote result

Polish opposition challenges presidential vote result

Supporters of opposition candidate Rafal Trzaskowski lodge appeal with Supreme Court, asking to declare election invalid.Dario Thuburn, AFP, 7/17/2020, 3:14 PM
WJC Congratulates Polish President on reelection

WJC Congratulates Polish President on reelection

World Jewish Congress extends its congratulations to Andrzej Duda on his reelection as president of the Republic of Poland.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2020, 4:55 PM
Poland's conservative president wins reelection

Poland's conservative president wins reelection

Conservative incumbent President Andrzej Duda defeats centrist challenger Rafal Trzaskowski in closest election since end of communist rule.David Rosenberg, 7/13/2020, 10:12 AM
Polish President ahead by tiny margin in presidential election

Polish President ahead by tiny margin in presidential election

Polish President Andrzej Duda leads with 50.4 percent of the vote in country’s presidential election but the result is too close to call.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/13/2020, 12:08 AM
Polish watchdog: 'Inciting anti-Semitism, hatred is not in the interest of the country'

Polish watchdog: 'Inciting anti-Semitism, hatred is not in the interest of the country'

Polish state TV incited hatred against Jews with report on Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, media ethics panel says.Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 6/20/2020, 9:11 PM
Poland: Will the leading presidential hopeful agree to Holocaust restitution?

Poland: Will the leading presidential hopeful agree to Holocaust restitution?

Rafal Trzaskowski may ‘satisfy Jewish claims’ for Holocaust restitution, Polish state TV warns.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 6/17/2020, 8:20 AM
Jewish cemetery in Poland vandalized with spray-paint

Jewish cemetery in Poland vandalized with spray-paint

Anti-Semitic message spray-painted onto wall of Jewish cemetery in southern Poland, a year after previous vandalism.Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 6/16/2020, 7:42 AM
Education Committee: Reimburse parents for Poland trip

Education Committee: Reimburse parents for Poland trip

MK Nitzan Horowitz demands Education Ministry immediately return money paid for annual trip to Poland, hints delay may bring legal action.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/18/2020, 3:05 PM
Polish bill that would block restitution of lost Holocaust property referred to committee

Polish bill that would block restitution of lost Holocaust property referred to committee

Polish parliament sends bill to block Holocaust restitution to committee for 'further work.'Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 4/20/2020, 7:53 AM
Poland commemorates Warsaw ghetto uprising amid pandemic

Poland commemorates Warsaw ghetto uprising amid pandemic

Poland replaces annual official ceremonies to remember 1943 uprising with low-key gatherings.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/20/2020, 1:14 AM
Poland: Window of Jewish community building smashed

Poland: Window of Jewish community building smashed

41-year-old man arrested for smashing window of building that houses offices of the Jewish community group in city of Wroclaw.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 4/18/2020, 1:30 AM
Poland blocks resolution to stop redistribution of 'heirless property'

Poland blocks resolution to stop redistribution of 'heirless property'

Polish leaders block resolution that would have stopped restitution of property lost during the Holocaust.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 4/17/2020, 7:31 AM
'Fly Home' program launched for Poles stranded abroad during outbreak

'Fly Home' program launched for Poles stranded abroad during outbreak

Polish program is helping Poles stranded abroad return home, while helping other nationals as well.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/31/2020, 3:48 PM
This organization is bringing food to Holocaust rescuers who can't leave their homes

This organization is bringing food to Holocaust rescuers who can't leave their homes

Aging Poles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust are at risk from the coronavirus. So this Jewish group is delivering food to them.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 3/20/2020, 7:49 AM
Coronavirus appears in Poland, March of the Living fate unclear

Coronavirus appears in Poland, March of the Living fate unclear

Schools begin to cancel their participation in April March of the Living after first case of Coronavirus reported in Poland.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 3/5/2020, 7:40 PM
Polish lawmaker: Natural selection at Auschwitz made Jews powerful

Polish lawmaker: Natural selection at Auschwitz made Jews powerful

Far-right lawmaker Janusz Korwin-Mikke says 'Jews are now powerful because they had pogroms deliberately provoked by rabbis.'Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 3/4/2020, 8:08 PM
Poland: Jewish museum leader Dariusz Stola steps down, ending stalemate

Poland: Jewish museum leader Dariusz Stola steps down, ending stalemate

Polish Jewish history museum chooses new director, ending controversy.Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 2/15/2020, 6:43 PM
In Warsaw, elderly Holocaust rescuers enjoy 'Silent Heroes' free taxi service

In Warsaw, elderly Holocaust rescuers enjoy 'Silent Heroes' free taxi service

In Warsaw, elderly Poles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust have a free taxi service - but funds are running short.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 2/5/2020, 12:29 PM
Pres. Rivlin leves for Poland and Germany on Holocaust memorial trip

Pres. Rivlin leves for Poland and Germany on Holocaust memorial trip

President Rivlin’s visit to Poland and Germany to mark 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2020, 11:25 AM
Polish President: Yisrael Katz insulted the Polish people

Polish President: Yisrael Katz insulted the Polish people

Polish President Andrzej Duda blasts Russian President, Israeli Foreign Minister in TV interview.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2020, 5:03 AM
Polish President: Poles & Jews will stand together to guard truth about the Holocaust

Polish President: Poles & Jews will stand together to guard truth about the Holocaust

"We're guardians of historical truth," says Polish President. "We can't allow the truth about the Holocaust to be blurred and forgotten."Nitsan Keidar, Poland, 1/21/2020, 2:41 AM
Following Poland’s lead, Lithuania proposes a controversial Holocaust law

Following Poland’s lead, Lithuania proposes a controversial Holocaust law

Lithuanian lawmaker pushing controversial bill which would declare that the country had no responsibility for the Holocaust.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 1/15/2020, 7:24 AM
Poland has done it again

Poland has done it again

The unprecedented arrogance of the Polish President is an insult to the victims of Auschwitz and the survivors of the Holocaust.Walter Bingham, 1/10/2020, 4:30 PM
Polish President pulls out of Auschwitz event in Israel

Polish President pulls out of Auschwitz event in Israel

Polish President Andrzej Duda refuses to attend event marking 75 years since liberation of Auschwitz if he is not allowed to speak.AFP, 1/7/2020, 8:45 PM
'Those who colluded with Hitler now demolish Soviet memorials'

'Those who colluded with Hitler now demolish Soviet memorials'

Putin cites WWII archives showing Poland wanted to ‘erect magnificent monument’ to honor Hitler’s plan to send Jews to Africa to perish.Mordechai Sones, 12/24/2019, 6:03 PM
Poland drops case on claim 'Poles killed more Jews than Germans'

Poland drops case on claim 'Poles killed more Jews than Germans'

Polish prosecutor drops case against Polish-American professor who wrote that 'Poles killed more Jews than Germans during WW II'.Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 11/27/2019, 7:21 AM
Descendants of Poles killed for rescuing Jews gather

Descendants of Poles killed for rescuing Jews gather

Children of Poles murdered by Nazis for helping Jews gather in town of Brok, call on govt. to remember their parents' sacrifice.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2019, 6:20 PM
'The Jews I saved were my friends, I did all I could to help'

'The Jews I saved were my friends, I did all I could to help'

Oldest living Polish rescuer of Jews during the Holocaust speaks out at gala honoring the Righteous Among the Nations.Yoni Kempinski, Warsaw, 11/17/2019, 3:39 PM
Polish Minister "There are no good nations or bad nations"

Polish Minister "There are no good nations or bad nations"

Arutz Sheva speaks with Polish Minister of Agriculture in wake of tensions between Israel and Poland regarding Holocaust historyYoni Kempinski, Warsaw, 11/17/2019, 2:47 PM
Honoring the 'silent heroes' who saved Jews in the Holocaust

Honoring the 'silent heroes' who saved Jews in the Holocaust

An evening was held in Poland for the non-Jews who saved Jews during the holocaustYoni Kempinski, Warsaw, 11/17/2019, 10:34 AM
Mass grave of Nazi victims discovered on Treblinka grounds

Mass grave of Nazi victims discovered on Treblinka grounds

Bones of victims, clothing remnants and bullet shells from pistols and machine guns were found in the grave.Sara Rubenstein, 11/16/2019, 7:16 PM
Polish PM sends letter of complaint to Netflix

Polish PM sends letter of complaint to Netflix

Polish prime minister complains to Netflix about historical inaccuracies in ‘Devil Next Door.’Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, & A7, 11/16/2019, 6:44 PM
Ex-far-rightist to lead Polish WWII remembrance institute branch

Ex-far-rightist to lead Polish WWII remembrance institute branch

Former far-right activist tapped to head branch of one of Poland's largest institutions dealing with World War II history.Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 11/11/2019, 8:26 AM
Polish President delaying approval of would-be Jewish professor

Polish President delaying approval of would-be Jewish professor

Polish president withholds signature on paperwork to name Jewish scholar professor.Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 10/28/2019, 10:12 AM
Polish students clean up local Jewish cemetery

Polish students clean up local Jewish cemetery

Polish students clean Jewish cemetery, learn to read the headstones' Hebrew inscriptions.Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 10/28/2019, 8:08 AM
'Poland committed to fighting all forms of anti-Semitism'

'Poland committed to fighting all forms of anti-Semitism'

Polish Prime Minister vows to Jewish Agency that his government 'remains committed' to combating anti-Semitism, to protecting Jewish sites.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/24/2019, 3:38 PM
Rivlin meets delegation of Polish vets, Righteous Among Nations

Rivlin meets delegation of Polish vets, Righteous Among Nations

“In the annals of Jewish history, the names of the Righteous Among the Nations will be written in letters of pure gold,” president says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/16/2019, 6:54 PM
Polish president: Anti-Semitism increase is Israel's fault

Polish president: Anti-Semitism increase is Israel's fault

Polish president blames Israel's Foreign Minister Katz for rise in anti-Semitism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/27/2019, 9:27 AM
Polish court rules eviction from synagogue violated contract

Polish court rules eviction from synagogue violated contract

Rabbi evicted from Krakow synagogue must be allowed back, Polish court rules.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 9/27/2019, 7:55 AM
2 Dutch-Armenian men arrested for assault on Israelis in Poland

2 Dutch-Armenian men arrested for assault on Israelis in Poland

Warsaw police arrested 2 Dutch nationals and are searching for Arab man in connection with violent assault on Israeli students.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 9/12/2019, 10:37 PM
Jewish Foundation for the Righteous honors Poles who saved Jews

Jewish Foundation for the Righteous honors Poles who saved Jews

US Jewish foundation honors Polish non-Jews who rescued Jews during the Holocaust at an event in Warsaw.Marcy Oster/JTA, 9/10/2019, 3:08 AM
Israeli students assaulted by ‘Arabic speakers’ in Warsaw

Israeli students assaulted by ‘Arabic speakers’ in Warsaw

Israeli law students spending a semester in Warsaw beaten to the point of losing consciousness in apparent anti-Semitic attack.Marcy Oster, JTA, 9/8/2019, 8:44 PM
Is World War II history still relevant?

Is World War II history still relevant?

There are five enduring lessons of this defining period in modern history. Translation of an article written at the request of the Rzeczpospolita, one of Poland’s two leading newspapers. David Harris, 9/7/2019, 11:10 PM
Prosecutor: Anti-Semitic inscription 'not public hate speech'

Prosecutor: Anti-Semitic inscription 'not public hate speech'

Polish prosecutor closes case of anti-Semitic graffiti on demolished workshop.Marcy Oster, JTA, 9/2/2019, 10:38 AM
Polish group that celebrated Hitler's birthday banned

Polish group that celebrated Hitler's birthday banned

Polish court bans neo-Nazi group that was filmed celebrating Adolf Hitler's birthday in 2017.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/8/2019, 6:23 AM
Poland's Chief Rabbi against honoring accused Nazi collaborators

Poland's Chief Rabbi against honoring accused Nazi collaborators

Rabbi Michael Schudrich criticizes plans by the government to honor group of underground fighters accused of collaborating with the Nazis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/8/2019, 5:25 AM
88 senators urge Pompeo to press Poland on Holocaust restitution

88 senators urge Pompeo to press Poland on Holocaust restitution

Bipartisan Senate resolution calls on Secretary of State to pressure Poland to take action on restitution of Holocaust victims' property.Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 8/6/2019, 3:00 PM