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Poland fans row with Israel over Holocaust bill

Warsaw - Poland's government had hoped the uproar over its new Holocaust bill would quickly die down, but by mentioning supposed "Jewish perpetrators" Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has reignited a row with Israel.

Polish press raps PM over Holocaust remark

Warsaw - Commentators in Poland were scathing Monday over the prime minister's remarks about "Jewish perpetrators" of the Holocaust which drew Israel's fury and exacerbated a spat with the Jewish state.

Poland defends PM over Holocaust remark denounced by Israel

Warsaw - Poland on Sunday sought to defend remarks by its prime minister which Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu called "unacceptable" and tantamount to denying the Holocaust.

Poland defends PM's Holocaust remark

Warsaw - Poland on Sunday sought to defend remarks by its prime minister which Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu called "outrageous" and amounted to denying the Holocaust.

PM calls on Poles to avoid anti-Semitic remarks

Warsaw - Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Sunday called on Poles to refrain from making anti-Semitic statements at a time when the country is under fire over a controversial Holocaust law.

Poland's 'enemies' trying to fan anti-Semiticism: ruling party boss

Warsaw - The influential leader of Poland's ruling conservative party on Saturday accused "enemies" of the country of trying to fan anti-Semitism, as Warsaw is under fire over a controversial Holocaust law.

Polish PM says solving Israel diplomatic row is 'do or die' task

Markowa - Poland's prime minister on Friday said that finding a way out of a diplomatic row with Israel and the US triggered by Warsaw's controversial Holocaust bill was a "do or die moment" for him.

Macron blasts attack on eight-year-old Jewish boy

Paris - An eight-year-old boy wearing the Jewish skullcap has become the latest victim of an anti-Semitic attack in France, sparking an angry response from President Emmanuel Macron.

Hungary church scraps Nazi ally's memorial set for Holocaust day

Budapest - A Budapest church said Thursday it had cancelled a controversial mass and memorial for Hungary's Nazi-allied wartime leader Miklos Horthy scheduled for the United Nations Holocaust day.

Jerusalem Holocaust exhibition shows power, danger of pictures

Jerusalem - In the heart of Israel's Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, pictures glorifying Hitler and dehumanising Jews are displayed alongside harrowing images of Jewish ghettos and the liberation of death camps.

Hungary Jews angered by rightwing memorial on Holocaust day

Budapest - Hungary's main Jewish organisation lashed out Wednesday against a senior member of the ruling Fidesz party for participating in a memorial for a Nazi-allied wartime leader to be held on a Holocaust remembrance day.

WWII Soviet bomber parts found in lake near Auschwitz

Warsaw - A Polish carp breeder found fragments of a Soviet bomber aircraft from World War II when he drained his lake near the former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, local history buffs announced Friday. "The discovery was made just before Christmas....

Abe visits memorial to 'Japanese Schindler' in Lithuania

Kaunas - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday visited a memorial to a Japanese diplomat who saved 6,000 European Jews from the Holocaust by issuing visas from war-torn Lithuania, in defiance of Tokyo.

Case dropped against Lebanese-Canadian held over 1980 Paris bombing

Paris - A Lebanese-Canadian academic accused over the deadly 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue is to be freed from custody after the case was dismissed for lack of evidence, legal sources said Friday.

Abe to pay tribute to Japan's Schindler in Lithuania

Kaunas - A Japanese diplomat who saved 6,000 European Jews from the Holocaust by issuing visas to allow them to escape war-torn Lithuania will be hailed by Japan's premier, decades after defying Tokyo to help the refugees.

French kosher store burns down on attack anniversary

Paris - A French kosher grocery store was gutted in a suspected arson attack Tuesday, reviving anti-Semitism fears three years to the day since an assault on a Jewish supermarket by an Islamist gunman.

French kosher store burns down on attack anniversary

Cr - A suspected arson attack on a French kosher grocery store revived fears over anti-Semitism on Wednesday, three years to the day since an assault on a Jewish supermarket by an Islamist gunman.

Polish fund to restore Europe's largest Jewish cemetery

Warsaw - Poland on Friday launched a multi-million euro investment fund to pay for the restoration of Europe's largest Jewish cemetery located in Warsaw and largely neglected since the Holocaust.

Prosecutors urge trial for suspect in Paris synagogue bombing

Paris - French prosecutors have called for a Lebanese-Canadian academic suspected of the deadly 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue to be put on trial, sources close to the investigation told AFP on Wednesday.

Dutch Red Cross apologises for failing Jews in WWII

Den Haag - The Dutch Red Cross offered its "deep apologies" Wednesday for failing to do enough to protect and help Jews during World War II, after being sharply criticised by a respected research institute.

Dual exhibitions lift veil on Nazi-era art hoard

Bern - Hundreds of artworks from a spectacular collection hoarded by the son of a Nazi-era dealer will be shown for the first time since World War II in parallel exhibitions in Switzerland and Germany starting Thursday.

Terror trial reopens wounds for French Jews

Paris - When Abdelkader Merah goes on trial Monday over an Islamist attack in southern France in 2012, the hearings will bring back haunting memories of the bloodshed for the country's Jews.

Brussels attack suspect may have brain tumour: lawyer

Brussels - A Frenchman who allegedly shot dead four people at a Jewish museum in Brussels was denied medical care in prison for a suspected brain tumour and is unfit for trial, his lawyers said Thursday.

Poland's leader condemns anti-Semitism, praises Israel

Varsovia - The powerful head of Poland's governing right-wing party denounced anti-Semitism and hailed Israel at a ceremony Monday honouring Poles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust.

In Warsaw, youths rescue Europe's largest Jewish cemetery

Varsovia - Wielding axes, rakes and shears, young European volunteers with sweat on their brows have been sprucing up the continent's largest Jewish cemetery, a Warsaw site largely neglected since the Holocaust.

Anti-Semitism being 'normalised' in Poland, Jewish Congress warns

Varsovia - The European Jewish Congress expressed "grave concerns" Thursday over an increase in anti-Semitic acts in Poland under the rightwing Law and Justice government.

Ivanka Trump visits Warsaw ghetto memorial

Varsovia - Ivanka Trump on Thursday visited the Warsaw ghetto memorial, a day after Polish Jews condemned her father, US President Donald Trump, for leaving the monument off his to-do list while in the Polish capital.

Polish Jews 'slighted' by Trump's Warsaw plans

Varsovia - Poland's Jewish community leaders on Wednesday said they "deeply regret" that US President Donald Trump has no plans to see the Warsaw ghetto memorial during his visit to the capital this week.

Belgian court upholds French comic's jail term for racism: agency

Brussels - Belgium's top court Wednesday upheld a two-month jail term imposed on French comedian Dieudonne over racist and anti-Semitic remarks, Belga news agency said.

Imam accused in Denmark of calling for murder of Jews

Copenhagen - Denmark's Jewish community has filed a complaint over an imam accused of calling for the murder of Jews in a case sparking political opprobrium, it emerged Thursday.
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