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Polish university calls lecturer’s anti-Semitic blood libel part of ‘scientific discourse’

Polish university calls lecturer’s anti-Semitic blood libel part of ‘scientific discourse’

Lecturer who accused Jews of ritual murders won't be punished, with university saying anti-Jewish claims are part of 'scientific discourse'.Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 09/04/2021 07:27
Polish politician makes 'utterly irrelevant' anti-Semitic joke

Polish politician makes 'utterly irrelevant' anti-Semitic joke

Local politician in Poland makes anti-Semitic joke at council meeting,Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 02/04/2021 07:44
Eldest 'Righteous Among Nations' passes away

Eldest 'Righteous Among Nations' passes away

Anna Kozminska, the oldest Righteous Among the Nations passed away last week at the age of 101.Nissan Tzur, 30/03/2021 16:34
Polish writer accused of insulting Trump allied Polish president by calling him a "moron"

Polish writer accused of insulting Trump allied Polish president by calling him a "moron"

Jakub Zulczyk may have to serve jail time after being charged with insulting Polish president Andrzej Duda.Dan Verbin, 23/03/2021 19:12
Struggling financially? Buy a 'Lucky Jew' candle

Struggling financially? Buy a 'Lucky Jew' candle

The latest ‘Lucky Jew’ figurines in Poland: Scented candles that are ‘good for financial success.’Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 16/03/2021 08:08
Polish historian resigns state position over 2007 photos of him performing Nazi salute

Polish historian resigns state position over 2007 photos of him performing Nazi salute

State historian Tomasz Greniuch resigns as acting director of the Institute of National Remembrance Wrocław branch over 2007 photos.Cnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 22/02/2021 18:42
A state historian in Poland is seen in pictures from 2007 giving the Nazi salute

A state historian in Poland is seen in pictures from 2007 giving the Nazi salute

Photos show state historian Tomasz Greniuch gave Nazi salute. 'This man should never have been appointed,' former adviser to Polish PM says.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 19/02/2021 08:19
Poland worried over new COVID mutation

Poland worried over new COVID mutation

New outbreak feared after new COVID strain that can be easily transmitted to humans found on Mink farm in Poland.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/02/2021 10:41
World Jewish Congress dismayed at Polish court ruling against Holocaust historians

World Jewish Congress dismayed at Polish court ruling against Holocaust historians

World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder says court ruling 'does not bode well for future of historical research in Poland.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/02/2021 21:24
Polish lawmakers study Israeli vaccination campaign to plan their own

Polish lawmakers study Israeli vaccination campaign to plan their own

A special meeting in the Polish parliament saw MPs hearing from Israeli professionals on how to protect their public from COVID-19.Shlomo Witty, 19/01/2021 21:07
Poland: Holocaust scholars sued for book on Polish collaborators

Poland: Holocaust scholars sued for book on Polish collaborators

Polish historians on trial for book claiming that Polish mayor who saved a Jewish woman also murdered 22 Jews during Holocaust.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 19/01/2021 11:50
Academic edition of 'Mein Kampf' to be published in Poland

Academic edition of 'Mein Kampf' to be published in Poland

Editor says the new version Adolf Hitler's book is "a homage to the victims".Ben Ariel, 19/01/2021 06:07
Polish rapper under fire for calling COVID-19 ‘modern Holocaust’

Polish rapper under fire for calling COVID-19 ‘modern Holocaust’

Jakub Grabowski, aka Quebonafide, slammed for comparing coronavirus pandemic to the Holocaust.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 01/01/2021 14:52
Polish government vows to introduce new bill to end ritual slaughter

Polish government vows to introduce new bill to end ritual slaughter

After scrapping one bill to ban kosher and halal slaughter, Polish government announces plans for new ban.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 09/11/2020 07:40
Watch: Poland outlaws abortion

Watch: Poland outlaws abortion

CBS News reported mass protests across the country earlier in the week after gov't approved law banning almost all cases of abortion.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/10/2020 18:41
'Polish animal welfare bill has sinister undertow for Jews'

'Polish animal welfare bill has sinister undertow for Jews'

European Jewish Association Chair Rabbi Menachem Margolin criticizes bill which would ban the export of kosher meat from Poland.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/10/2020 20:42
Polish parliament votes to ban export of kosher and halal meat

Polish parliament votes to ban export of kosher and halal meat

A day after committee dropped bid to ban export of kosher meat, Poland's Sejm votes overwhelmingly for the ban.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 21/09/2020 09:12
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, 18/09/2020 12:19
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, 18/09/2020 08:44
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, 18/09/2020 08:40
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, 17/09/2020 18:32
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, 15/09/2020 15:02
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, 15/09/2020 14:37
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, 14/09/2020 09:32
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, 18/08/2020 11:44
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, 12/08/2020 10:02
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, 26/07/2020 11:12
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, 17/07/2020 15:14
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, 13/07/2020 16:55
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, 13/07/2020 10:12
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, 13/07/2020 00:08
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, 20/06/2020 21:11
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, 17/06/2020 08:20
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, 16/06/2020 07:42
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, 18/05/2020 15:05
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, 20/04/2020 07:53
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, 20/04/2020 01:14
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, 18/04/2020 01:30
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, 17/04/2020 07:31
'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, 31/03/2020 15:48
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, 20/03/2020 07:49
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, 05/03/2020 19:40
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, 04/03/2020 20:08
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, 15/02/2020 18:43
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, 05/02/2020 12:29
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, 27/01/2020 11:25
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, 21/01/2020 05:03
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, 21/01/2020 02:41
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, 15/01/2020 07:24
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, 10/01/2020 16:30
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, 07/01/2020 20:45
'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, 24/12/2019 18:03
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, 27/11/2019 07:21
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, 26/11/2019 18:20
'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, 17/11/2019 15:39
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, 17/11/2019 14:47
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, 17/11/2019 10:34