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“The goal of the contacts with the Polish government was to abrogate the criminal clauses in the Polish law that cast a pall of fear over research and free discourse regarding the Holocaust."
So where should the line be drawn? For the one and only Jewish state, antisemitism is a good place to start taking a strong stand, as is the Holocaust.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said, 'Above all, future generations must internalize the lessons of the Holocaust.'
By HERB KEINON
“The blood of Polish Jews cries from the ground, and no law will silence it. The Government of Poland cancelled my visit, because I mentioned the crimes of its people. I am honored.”
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI,HERB KEINON
“I came to tell the truth in the place where the truth happened and it is not dependent on any law.”
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
Antisemitism has resurfaced amid the debate over a bill that would criminalize suggesting complicity on the part of the Polish nation or state in Nazi Germany's crimes.
Whitewashing history “can be done more easily when our generation is not here, so it’s very important that we have to fight it.”
By TAMARA ZIEVE
Israel's Holocaust remembrance center said the law is "liable to blur historial truths."
The Polish parliament on Thursday passed a law that makes suggesting Polish complicity or participation in the Holocaust punishable by prison time or a fine.
By GIL HOFFMAN,SHOSHANA KRANISH
"We have to send a clear signal to the world that we won't allow for Poland to continue being insulted," Patryk Jaki, a deputy justice minister, said.
“We believe open debate, scholarship, and education are the best means of countering inaccurate and hurtful speech.”
By MICHAEL WILNER
A bill that aims to criminalize claims of Polish complicity and participation in the Holocaust have drawn ire from Israeli and Diaspora leaders alike.
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