The Polish government wants to implement new rules regarding visits by Israeli students to study the Holocaust in the country, including reconsidering the presence of armed Israeli guards.

Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz explained that the armed guards, the exclusive focus on the Holocaust and no contact with Polish schoolchildren were giving Israelis a “negative image” of Poland, reported the Associated Press.

“There are also threads appearing [to suggest] that Poland is an anti-Semitic country, and for that reason, it’s dangerous here,” Przydacz told Radio RMF24.

He said that a new agreement is needed between Israel and Poland, adding that Warsaw has been trying to make such an agreement for months.

Last week, Israel said it would not resume the trips after they were suspended during the coronavirus pandemic because it claimed that Poland was trying to change the content studied.


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