The Israeli Foreign Ministry has postponed a visit by a Polish security official. The move comes amid a row between Tel Aviv and Warsaw over a bill that criminalizes blaming Poles for Nazi crimes committed on Polish soil.
Israel asked to suspend the planned visit by the head of the Polish National Security Council, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. The Polish official, Pawel Soloch, was scheduled to head to Israel on February 4, and among other things visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial.
Tel Aviv says the decision is due to a bill passed by the Polish Senate, which outlaws blaming Poles for the atrocities committed by the Nazis on Polish territory during World War II. The legislation, which was championed by the Polish ruling right-wing Law and Justice Party (PiS), in particular bans the term “Polish death camps,” which refers to the Nazi concentration camps built on Polish soil. It also says that those implying that Poles were complicit in Nazi crimes during World War II could be sentenced to up to three years in jail.
The bill, which now requires the signature of the Polish president, Andrzej Duda, was condemned by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “distortion of the truth, the rewriting of history and the denial of the Holocaust.”
Israeli Ambassador to Poland Anna Azari said that Tel Aviv sees the legislation as “creating a possibility of punishment for Holocaust survivors’ testimony.” She also denounced the bill as “revolting” in a speech on January 27 that marked the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and which came a day after the lower house of the Polish parliament approved the legislation. In response, Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance (IPN), a state research entity, accused the Israeli embassy in Poland of “inappropriate interference.”
On February 1, a group of Israeli MPs and party leaders proposed an amendment to the existing national Holocaust denial law that would outlaw efforts to diminish cooperation with Nazis. Those behind the amendment particularly accused Poland of attempts to shun responsibility “for the deaths of millions of Jews in the Holocaust.”
In the meantime, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki seemingly tried to defuse tensions by saying that Poland does not intend to limit freedom of speech when it comes to the Holocaust. “We understand the emotions in Israel. A lot of work is needed for us to be able to tell, together, our shared and often complicated history,” he said on Thursday, as cited by Radio Poland.
2 thoughts on “Holocaust bill row: Angry Israel calls off visit by Polish security chief”
If the the Polish people grabbed them Jews by the scuff of the neck.
Where it like a badge of honor. Other than that what are they scwawking about.
Poland is almost 2 countries. The east is full ‘jew’ liberal retard for the west. The east and south east is much more conservative.
On the one had poland fights with the US in almost every theater.
Even going so far as to host cia/mossad black sites. And allowing the cia/mossad/ghcq snipers a training ground for the ukraine maiden event.
This was made possible after the ruling opposition was killed in a plane ‘crash’ which also served the purpose to arouse the old russian hatred in poland…which is misplaced. Crypto ‘jew’ donald tusk was supposedly fully on board with this and was awarded the EU presidency…as Bush was for his jkf actions in dallas.
On the other, privately, the common poles can’t stand the ‘jews’ and have a good handle on what’s happening but aren’t sure what to do.
Poland is bucking EU dictates for refugees they know will ruin their country and kill them.
Now a holohoax row with israhell and the writing is on the wall for poland.
Eretz israel is a much broader land grab than just from the tigress to the euphrates. They want to reconquer the slavs in a new khazaria and then link it to eretz israel.
That’s what ukraine/georgia/grozny/ was all about. And keeping armenia and azerbaijan at each others throats.
The road to bejing is through moscow and if sucessful, the ‘jews’ will have conquered most of the planet and genocided the white race.
Which is also why i smell a ‘jew’ behind the georgia guidstones.
And as far as the lower hemisphere is concerned there isn’t a problem bringing them to heel as they are beyond stupid with an average IQ of forrest gump.
/rant off 🙂