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Israel-Central Europe summit canceled after Polish pullout

Feb. 18, 2019 9:31 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland on Monday pulled out of a summit in Jerusalem, triggering the collapse of the entire meeting, after the acting Israeli foreign minister said that Poles "collaborated with the Nazis" and "sucked anti-Semitism with their mothers' milk. The developments mark a new low in a bitter...

The Latest: US Jewish group asks Poland, Israel to stay calm

Feb. 18, 2019 9:20 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the dispute between Poland and Israel (all times local): 3:00 p.m. The American Jewish Committee says it hopes years of reconciliation work between Poland and Israel will not be undone by a new dispute over the Holocaust. American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris said...

Israeli leaders' Nazi remarks scuttle summit with Europeans

Feb. 18, 2019 7:39 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's off-hand comment in Warsaw about Poland and the Holocaust set in motion a diplomatic crisis that on Monday scuttled this week's summit of central European leaders in Israel. Poland's abrupt decision to cancel its participation in the planned Visegrad...

Poland cancels participation in meeting in Jerusalem, denouncing 'racist' remark by Israeli official

Feb. 18, 2019 5:29 AM EST
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland cancels participation in meeting in Jerusalem, denouncing 'racist' remark by Israeli official.

Polish PM cancels Israel visit amid new Holocaust tensions

Feb. 17, 2019 3:21 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki canceled his plans to attend a meeting of central European leaders in Israel starting Monday amid new tensions over how Polish behavior during the Holocaust is remembered and characterized. Morawiecki informed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

Poland's political leader on unprecedented defensive

Feb. 16, 2019 7:29 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Poland's most powerful politician who has built his position on a reputation of honesty and anti-communist convictions, suddenly finds himself embroiled in revelations over his involvement in complex business dealings and the presence in his inner circle of people...

US Vice President Mike Pence makes his first Auschwitz visit

Feb. 15, 2019 3:11 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited the memorial site of Auschwitz on Friday along with the Polish president and Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President Donald Trump, viewing a train car, crematoriums and the hair of victims that make it such a powerful testament to the evil...

Europeans fire back at criticism from US over Iran

Feb. 15, 2019 2:38 PM EST

MUNICH (AP) — Germany's foreign minister on Friday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist trade measures as creating a "lose-lose" situation and defended Europe's attempts to keep a nuclear deal with Iran alive after the unilateral American withdrawal. Heiko Maas fired back after harsh...

Netanyahu misquoted on Holocaust in Poland, his office says

Feb. 15, 2019 11:15 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Israeli government said Friday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was misquoted by a newspaper on the extremely sensitive issue of Polish behavior during the Holocaust, seeking to defuse a diplomatic crisis. However, the Polish government said it considered that response...

Israeli leader's trip to Poland beset by string of missteps

Feb. 15, 2019 10:30 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A two-day security conference in Warsaw was supposed to be a crowning achievement for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, stamping a seal on his long-held goal of pushing his behind-the-scenes ties with Arab leaders into the open. Instead, the publicity-seeking Israeli leader...