AJC CEO statement on new crisis in Polish-Jewish relations

AJC CEO statement on new crisis in Polish-Jewish relations

AJC CEO David Harris issued the following statement today.

Polish-Israeli relations are undergoing another severe test. As in the past, it is about the past. This is most unfortunate.

Poland and Israel share a deep friendship and strategic partnership. Ties have grown across the board. Most recently, despite pressure from certain other countries, Poland agreed to host an intergovernmental conference on the Middle East, especially Iran, to which Israel attached the greatest importance.

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Prime Minister of Poland announces $10M Gift for Victims of Communism Museum

Prime Minister of Poland announces $10M Gift for Victims of Communism Museum

by VOC STAFF

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced the Republic of Poland’s $10 million gift to the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation’s project to build a museum in Washington DC. Prime Minister Morawiecki made the announcement by video message to hundreds gathered in Washington DC’s Union Station at the Foundation’s Triumph of Liberty gala dinner.

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"Thank You, America" ad marks Veterans Day & 100th anniversary of Poland's rebirth

"Thank You, America" ad marks Veterans Day & 100th anniversary of Poland's rebirth

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 8, 2018 -- This week the Polish National Foundation released a "Thank You, America" TV spot that is airing in the United States on Fox News, Fox Business, and CNBC in the days leading up to Veterans Day. This 30-second ad features Polish veterans who fought with NATO forces in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, and elsewhere. The Polish veterans sincerely express their gratitude for the United States' role in helping Poland regain its independence on November 11th, 1918 and keep its freedom today.

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Legislation in Poland regarding crimes committed during the Holocaust

Legislation in Poland regarding crimes committed during the Holocaust

by HEATHER NAUERT (U.S. Department of State Spokesperson)

Washington, DC June 27, 2018

The United States welcomes the Polish Parliament’s passage of amendments to its Institute of National Remembrance Law.

This action underscores Poland’s commitment to open debate, freedom of speech and academic inquiry. The Holocaust and the crimes of the Nazis are an unspeakable tragedy in the history of Poland and mankind.

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PNF applauds joint declaration of prime ministers of Israel and Poland

PNF applauds joint declaration of prime ministers of Israel and Poland

WARSAW, Poland, June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Polish National Foundation applauds the historic joint declaration released today by Prime Ministers Benjamin Netanyahu and Mateusz Morawiecki. The full text is printed below:

"Over the last thirty years, the contacts between our countries and societies have been based on a well-grounded trust and understanding. Israel and Poland are devoted, long-term friends and partners, cooperating closely with each other in the international arena, but also as regards the memory and education of the Holocaust. This cooperation has been permeated by a spirit of mutual respect for the identity and historical sensitivity, including the most tragic periods of our history.

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Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation announces Polish studies program

Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation announces Polish studies program

by DR. MURRAY BESSETTE

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of our Polish Studies Program in partnership with the Polish National Foundation. The Program will support two ten-month residential research fellowships and related publications and events, as well as the convening of a Polish Studies Conference in Washington, DC. Topics of research will include the history of communism and anticommunism in Poland, post-communist transition, and the legacy of communism in the region.

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Press Release - Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland

Press Release - Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland

The Polish government has agreed with the Israeli side upon the date of a meeting of the teams for Polish-Israeli relations. The creation of the teams had been earlier discussed by Prime Minister Morawiecki and Prime Minister Netanyahu on the phone.

On the invitation of the Israeli government, the Polish delegation, headed by the Deputy Foreign Minister Bartosz Cichocki, will pay a visit to Israel, where the teams are going to meet on Thursday.

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Press Release - Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland

Press Release - Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland

The Government Information Centre informs that today, the Chancellery of the Prime Minister received a letter signed by individuals recognised as Polish Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem – The World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem. The letter calls on the Parliaments and Governments of Poland and Israel to return to the path of dialogue and reconciliation.

The letter was signed by the leaders of the Polish Association of the Righteous Among the Nations…

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