The Israeli Foreign Ministry has thanked Poland for helping evacuate Israeli nationals from war-torn Ukraine and has announced it will send its new ambassador to Poland immediately.
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid has denounced anti-semitic graffiti recently discovered at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.
Israel's foreign affairs minister, Yair Lapid, has renewed his government’s attack on a new property restitution law in Poland, saying that Jews today will not turn a blind eye to the “shameful conduct” of the Polish government.
Poland's Prime Minister has said that the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs' decision to lower the rank of its diplomatic representation in Warsaw is "unfounded and irresponsible."
Poland's Foreign Ministry has said it "negatively assessed" the actions of the Israeli Foreign Ministry which said a new Israeli ambassador would not be sent to Warsaw and suggested Poland's Ambassador to Israel does not return to his posting.
Israel and the US have criticised a bill adopted by Poland's lower house on Wednesday, since, in their opinion, it would prevent former Polish property owners, including Holocaust survivors and their descendants, from regaining their property.
The Israeli embassy in Warsaw has condemned as “immoral” a proposed amendment to a Polish law that will limit the ability of claimants to seek restitution for property they lost during the Holocaust, and warned that it will seriously affect relations between Poland and Israel.