Poland could be isolated and its security threatened by Russian misinformation and a slander campaign alleging Polish responsibility for the Holocaust, a government official has warned in a press article.
The director of the Shem Olam Institute in Israel which took the artefacts said: “The task of transferring the tefillin was done secretly but under the noses of the authorities.” Warsaw City Hall says it is now investigating and added it was “a crime” to not report valuable and historical items found at construction sites.
Poland's Ministry of Defence and the Israel Defense Forces have signed an agreement on cooperation in cyber-security info-sharing.
Israel's Holocaust remembrance institute Yad Vashem has been analysing additional documents related to two Polish war-time diplomats in Switzerland that helped save Jews, Israeli president Reuven Rivlin told a Polish honorary consul in Zurich.
Katarzyna Rybka-Iwańska, a Polish diplomat serving in Israel, lifts the lid on what it's like to represent Poland abroad.
The couple from the village of Wysoka, about 30 kilometres from Kraków, risked their lives by taking in Polański who was 10 at the time after he had escaped along with his father from the Kraków Ghetto in 1943.
Poland is banning until September 15 direct flights from 44 countries in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the country, in line with the government's regulation published on Wednesday after midnight.
A concert by the Marcin Wasilewski Trio in Warsaw's SPATiF club on Thursday will kick-off the Polish Jazz Festival in Tel Aviv, concerts will be performed in Israel and Poland and can be watched online.
History must be remembered and passed on to new generations, but the past cannot affect Polish-Israeli relations, says Israeli Ambassador to Poland, Alexander Ben Zvi.
Following last year’s outburst by then Israeli foreign minister Israel Katz that Poles “suckle anti-Semitism with their mothers’ milk”, the appointment of Gabi Ashkenazi has brought an easing of tensions between the two countries.