Promote quality journalism
JNS PRESS +
Republish JNS content
Username / Email
Don't have an account?
Sign up here
Israeli ambassador to Poland re-enacts establishment of first diplomatic mission
In honor of the 70th anniversary of Israel’s first diplomatic mission, Israel’s ambassador to Poland re-enacted the moment when the flag of Israel flew for the first time in Warsaw.
In 2013 secretly recorded conversation, Polish premier says Jews are ‘greedy’
Dan Lavie and Israel Hayom Staff
When he was a senior banker, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki allegedly complained to friends about “greedy” and rich “Americans, Jews, Germans, Englishmen and Swiss” who run hedge funds.
Man throws rock into window of Gdansk synagogue during Yom Kippur services
European Jewish Press
A man hurled a heavy rock into the window of the women’s gallery of a synagogue in Gdansk, Poland, during prayers at the end of Yom Kippur, the Dy of Atonment, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar.
Honoring Polish rescuers in Warsaw who risked all to save Jews during the Holocaust
“Your deeds helped to preserve our collective humanity—and we are forever in your debt for doing so,” said Eric Green, deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in Warsaw.
Ambassador Brownback poised to address anti-Semitism while in Europe
The annual event brings together hundreds of civil society officials and government representatives worldwide for talks about advancing human rights and other freedoms.
‘To Bear Witness’: Florida college student’s inaugural photo exhibit illustrates starkness of Poland
Images in Poland may be “thought-provoking,” though they touch on the “macabre,” says Alexander (Avi) Davidson, who can relate to life’s darker moments.
Jonathan S. Tobin
Must Jews and Poles keep fighting about the Holocaust?
The joint Polish-Israeli statement was inaccurate, but it was also part of a necessary effort to end an unnecessary quarrel.
Israeli American Council
Gila and Adam Milstein
Our view from Auschwitz: How tragedies of the past become lessons for the future
Facing these horrors up close focused our attention on the relevance of the Holocaust to our present day. How can we ensure that “Never Again” isn’t just a slogan, but a mindset and an action plan?
Middle East Forum
Poland’s Muslim ban
Struck by this grand vision of Poland’s destiny, and particularly interested in the near-total ban on Muslim migrants (Morawiecki again: “We will not accept migrants from the Middle East and North Africa in Poland”), I just spent a week in Warsaw to understand why that country differs so sharply from Western Europe and what this implies.
‘Historical truth is in peril’
Historian Yehuda Bauer, 92, says the joint Israeli-Polish statement on Poland’s controversial Holocaust law attacks the memory of the Holocaust and silences attempts to tell the stories of what befell Polish Jews at the hands of their countrymen.
Yad Vashem slams recent Israeli-Polish leaders’ joint statement on Holocaust
The statement issued by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki “contains highly problematic wording that contradicts existing and accepted historical knowledge in this field.”
Polish-Jewish relations step back from the brink
Be confident, though, that the debate about World War II will continue to reverberate into the country’s contemporary politics.
Poland backtracks on controversial Holocaust law, ends criminal penalties
The law first proposed earlier this year had sought criminal penalties for any accusing the Polish nation of complicity in the Holocaust, but was widely condemned and threatened to undermine positive relations between Poland, the United States and Israel.
Israeli paratroopers say training on Polish soil brought ‘great meaning to every soldier’
The Israel Defense Forces flew a platoon of 40 soldiers and officers to Europe, where together with American troops they parachuted down to the ground from aircraft, and practiced seizing airfields and other targets.
The worldwide work of saving cemeteries and honoring the Jewish dead
The ESJF was founded in 2015 to protect Jewish burial sites in Central and Eastern Europe, particularly in places where Jewish communities were wiped out during the Holocaust. So far, it has placed fences around 102 Jewish cemeteries in six European countries and conducted mass field surveys of sites.