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Lapid slams Poland’s ‘antisemitic threats,’ casts Warsaw as ‘anti-democratic’

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (left) speaks at a ceremony in Rabat, on August 11, 2021. Poland's President Andrej Duda (right) arrives for a NATO summit in Brussels on June 14, 2021. (Shlomi Amsalem/GPO; Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool via AP)
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (left) speaks at a ceremony in Rabat, on August 11, 2021. Poland's President Andrej Duda (right) arrives for a NATO summit in Brussels on June 14, 2021. (Shlomi Amsalem/GPO; Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool via AP)

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid responds to today’s criticism of Israel by Poland’s prime minister and its foreign ministry, lambasting the comments as “antisemitic threats.”

Earlier, the Polish officials said Jerusalem’s outrage over Warsaw’s passage of a law that effectively bars Jewish heirs to Nazi-looted property from reclaiming it was “unfounded” and harms bilateral relations.

“The negative impact on our relations began the moment Poland chose in 2018 to start passing laws aimed at harming the memory of the Holocaust and the Jewish people,” Lapid tweets.

“The times when Poles hurt Jews without a reaction have passed and will not return,” Lapid says. “Jews today have a proud and strong country of their own. We don’t feat antisemitic threats, and we have no intention of blinking in the face of the shameful behavior of the anti-democratic Polish government.”

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