Official Jewish community representatives fear that Poland's ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski is trying to marginalize them and whitewash the issue of anti-Semitism
In this file photo dated Tuesday June 26, 2007, Russia's Moshe Kantor, the newly elected president of the European Jewish Congress attends a media conference in Brussels. The European Jewish Congress expressed “grave concerns” Thursday Aug. 31, 2017, according to Kantor, over what it says is a rise in anti-Semitism in Poland and a “deteriorating relationship between the Polish government and the Jewish community.” (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, FILE), photo: AP/Geert Vanden Wiingaert, File
31 of August 2017 18:28:52
WARSAW – The European Jewish Congress expressed "grave concerns" Thursday over what it says is a rise in anti-Semitism in Poland and a "deteriorating relationship between the Polish government and the Jewish community."The Brussels-based organization says no Polish government minister has met with leaders of the Union of Jewish Communities in Poland, the official community, for around a year amid the rise in anti-Semitic incidents."Across Europe, governments consult with the local official leaders of the community to seek their counsel and coordinate a response to anti-Semitism," the group's president, Moshe Kantor, said. "However, Poland stands out as an example of a leadership which appears to have little interest in opening a dialogue with the Jewish community."