THE ISRAEL FOREIGN MINISTRY ISSUED A СONCERN TO THE UPDATED LAW ON INP OF POLAND
In Israel, the first meeting of the Polish-Israeli Group on Historical and Legal Dialogue took place. It is reported by Upmp.news with reference to Polish Radio.
On Thursday, March 1, the first talks among the Polish-Israeli Dialogue group took place. The meeting with the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem lasted more than 4 hours.
The Israel diplomatic mission informed that the Israeli side expressed its concerns regarding the Polish law on the Institute of National Remembrance.
“We expressed a reservation (…), emphasizing a paragraph in the text (the law), which complicates the search for truth and open historical debate,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement, which called the dialogue with the Polish side “deepened and open”.
The AFP reported that the Director-General of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, Yuliv Rotham, who took part in the meeting, informed the Polish delegation of his “concern about cases of anti-Semitism (in Poland) and stressed that the Polish government (…) could not tolerate any tolerance to this phenomenon”.
According to the Israeli Ministry, the parties will make a joint statement on dialogue and possible arrangements. The Polish delegation is to come back to Warsaw today in the first half of the day.
A member of the Polish Dialogue with Israel, Bronislav Wildstein, said after the meeting that Poland and Israel had begun a dialogue, which always encouraged reassurance. “We are all waiting for the decision of the Constitutional Court in the case of amendments to the law on INP”, – he added.
According to Wildschyna, the parties agreed to hold the next meeting of the groups. “The prospects for Israel and Poland are different. We were asked, for example, why this law was now approved. We said that – they do not understand it, however – we see more and more cases of accusations of Poland in participating in the Holocaust, while the nationality of the Nazis disappears somewhere,” said Polish journalists after the meeting, Bronislav Wildstein, a member of the Polish group.
Before the meeting, the head of the Polish group, Polish Vice Foreign Minister Bartoszczykocki said that the two sides are starting a historic-legal dialogue that will be supported by a common desire to protect the truth, freedom of scientific activity, freedom of artistic activity and public debate. He added that Poland is ready to join forces with the Israeli side to combat all cases of anti-Semitism and national stereotypes, as well as spread the truth about the Holocaust.
The Polish-Israeli historical-legal dialogue groups were set up in a telephone conversation with the head of the Polish government, Mateusz Moravecki, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in connection with the situation surrounding the updated NPI law.
Recall that on March 1, the updated law on INP of Poland came into force. However, it is currently on an additional study at the Constitutional Court.