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A general view at the House of Lords in London, Britain January 21, 2020.
Britain reaffirms position of Holocaust-era property restitution

In April, Poland’s parliament sent draft legislation aimed at blocking restitution of property lost or stolen during the Holocaust to a committee.

'Death Gate' at Stutthof Concentration Camp
German court convicts 93-year-old man for Nazi crimes

Dey has admitted that he served at the camp and had knowledge of what took place, but has denied any complicity in the deaths of inmates - claiming that he never bought into the Nazi ideology.

23/07/2020
U.S. President Donald Trump and Polish President Andrzej Duda walk to a joint news conference in the
Poland has antisemitism problem. Trump administration could fight it.

There is no better illustration of the relationship between rising authoritarianism and antisemitism than the recent presidential campaign in Poland.

22/07/2020
Andrzej Duda, new Polish president, almost a clone of Donald Trump

What relevance could Polish politics have for the forthcoming election in the United States?

By GWYNNE DYER
18/07/2020
Polish far-Right promulgates antisemitic rhetoric against US ambassador

The ambassador, Georgette Mosbacher, who was chosen as the US envoy to Poland in 2018, has been fiercely criticized due to a recent Twitter exchange.

Duda’s fateful Polish victory a mixed bag for Israel, Jews - analysis

Incumbent Duda’s narrow victory, with only 51% of the vote, over his opponent, Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, spoke to the deep divide in Poland.

Supporters of Poland's President Andrzej Duda hold placards during a presidential election campaign
Polish President Duda wins election, new battles with EU loom

Duda got 50.4% of the vote, the exit poll showed, while Rafal Trzaskowski, the liberal mayor of Warsaw and preferred candidate of the main opposition party, the centrist Civic Platform (PO) had 49.6%

By REUTERS
13/07/2020
Polish state media accuses opposition of supporting Jewish restitution

The issue of restitution of property confiscated from Jews during the Holocaust has long been a contentious issue in Polish politics and has played a major role in tensions between Poland and Israel.

12/07/2020
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