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Why Netanyahu sees Poland as Israel’s most loyal EU ally despite its ongoing problems with antisemitism

23 Aug

A very important development recently, though largely ignored by the media, offers a new insight into the campaign against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the UK, and “democratic socialists” in the US.

In January, our media abundantly reported the Polish Sejm – the lower house of parliament dominated by the populist PiS Law and Justice party – endorsed an amendment under which attributing blame to Poland for Second World War era Nazi crimes is punishable by three years in prison. The decision provoked outcry around the world and gave rise to tensions between Poland and Israel, since it was perceived as emblematic of a long running problem the eastern European nation has with antisemitism. It appeared to be just another chapter in the long feud between Christian nationalists and their “cosmopolitan” Jewish opponents.

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/poland-antisemitism-israel-netanyahu-holocaust-law-europe-populism-a8504281.html

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Posted by on August 23, 2018 in European Union, Middle East

 

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