U.S. Asks Israel to Tone Down Row With Poland


The Trump administration has asked Israel to tone down its protests over Poland’s new Holocaust law, according to a senior official in Yerushalayim quoted by Channel 10 on Thursday night.

“The Americans told us they don’t like the Polish law, but emphasized that Poland is an ally of America and Israel, and we have to be careful,” the official said.

Vice President Mike Pence reportedly asked Israel’s opposition leader MK Isaac Herzog to tone down his criticism of Poland when the two met last month.

Israel’s response to the request was not immediately known.

The report comes on the same day that President Reuven Rivlin made the issue of the Poland’s denial of complicity in the Holocaust a central point in remarks ahead of the March of the Living in Poland in Thursday.

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