A right-wing Polish party was accused of anti-Semitism for a new campaign ad Monday, which suggests Polish lives have been put in danger in Iraq to serve Jewish and American interests.
The League of Polish Families' TV spot features footage of President Lech Kaczynski, first at a meeting with US President George W. Bush, and then with Orthodox Jews at Israel's Wailing Wall where he dons a kippa. The words "Our allies," are flashed across the scene. "They put us in the line of attack."
A grim voiceover then warns: "It is our nation that is going to fall victim. Let the nation decide."
The advertisement - issued as part of campaigning for Sunday's general election - sparked a firestorm of criticism. Jacek Kurski, a lawmaker with the governing Law and Justice party, slammed it as "a pathetic masquerade" that was "seasoned with some anti-Semitism."