Israeli embassy in Poland sees wave of anti-Semitism amid legislation controversy

In a statement on Friday, Israel’s embassy in Poland said it has received a wave of anti-Semitic statements, many personally targeting Ambassador Anna Azari. “We have restrained ourselves from reaction, but we feel we should no more,” the embassy said.
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The Israeli embassy in Poland said in a statement on Friday that it has received a wave of anti-Semitic statements from various channels of communications in Poland amid the Holocaust bill controversy. Many of these personally targeted Israeli Ambassador Anna Azari.

“We have restrained ourselves from reaction, but we feel we should no more,” said the embassy. “Anti-Semitic statements are overflowing the internet channels in Poland, but they have become present on the mainstream media too, especially on the TVP Info.”

The Israeli embassy said that the state-run TVP channel linked the Israeli reaction to Poland’s Holocaust legislation to internal privatization issues in the country. The statement clarified that Israel views the incident as a clear example of “anti-Semitic fake news.”

In its statement, the office explained that Israel stands with Poland on using the term “German Nazi camp,” as the Israeli Foreign Ministry said earlier this week. “We hope that over 30 years of work and dedication of wonderful people, both in Poland and in Israel, will not be in vain,” continued the embassy. “And that we will be able to cooperate in an atmosphere of dialogue and shared understanding.”



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