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Poland Changes Course on Holocaust Speech Law

This past January, the Polish government tipped off a wave of controversy with passage of a law that criminalized a broad swath of statements that it identified as unfairly blaming…

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Yad Vashem Welcomes Change in Polish Holocaust Law

Yad Vashem in Israel and a leader of the Jewish community in Poland have welcomed Warsaw’s move to soften the controversial Holocaust speech law on Wednesday. Earlier in the day,…

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Polish Gov’t Backs Away From Disputed Holocaust Law

Poland’s nationalist-conservative ruling party backed away Wednesday from a controversial Holocaust speech law, with the prime minister introducing a new version of the law that would remove criminal provisions for…

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El Al Signs Codeshare MOU With LOT

El Al and LOT Polish Airlines entered into a codeshare agreement on Monday, which will allow passengers to buy a ticket through El Al or LOT and combine flights of…

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Funeral for Polish WWII Hero Held in Warsaw

A funeral with military honors was held in Poland’s capital Monday for a World War II hero and resistance fighter who took part in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. Stanislaw Likiernik…

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The Last Jew in Gur Was Niftar

The last Jew in the town of Gur, Poland (Gora Kalwaria), was niftar at the ripe old age of 102. Avrohom Chaim Preis was born in 1916 and was the…

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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.…

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