Yair Lapid says the Holocaust 'defined' him - that's adding fuel to the fire in Israel-Poland relations


September 3, 2021

(JTA) — Israeli leaders rarely criticize a law passed by an ally government as outright “antisemitic.”

But that’s what Foreign Minister Yair Lapid did on Aug. 14 in response to a newly passed law in Poland that indirectly makes it impossible for Jews and others to sue for property stolen from their families in World War II.

“Poland today approved — not for the first time — an immoral, antisemitic law,” he said in a statement. 

Poland, which faces continual criticism throughout the European Union for its restrictive abortion and media policies, has drawn criticism from arou...

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