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Polish foreign minister indicates ‘Poles of Jewish ethnicity’ share blame for Holocaust

Polish foreign minister indicates ‘Poles of Jewish ethnicity’ share blame for Holocaust

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The government of Poland further escalated international tensions over the issue of accountability in the Holocaust this week, appearing to level a measure of blame at Jews for the genocide. Following the passage of a bill criminalizing any suggestion of Polish complicity in the Holocaust, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz seemed to suggest the actions of Polish Jews deserved to be analyzed more critically, as opposed to those of other Poles. A tweet published Monday by Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, quoted Czaputowicz’s comments to Polsat, one of Poland’s largest television channels. “FM #Czaputowicz on @PolsatNewsPL: It is not about falsifying history, it is about studying it. We are discussing the behavior of Poles of Jewish ethnicity. We need calm discus
The Dutch Foreign Minister Resigned Over Lying About A Meeting With Putin

The Dutch Foreign Minister Resigned Over Lying About A Meeting With Putin

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The former official claimed for years that he had met the Russian president back in 2006 — but turns out, he never did. This is Halbe Zijlstra. Up until earlier today, he was the foreign minister for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Zijlstra told his colleagues on Tuesday that he resigned because he had lied about a meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, an act he called “by far the biggest mistake I have committed in my entire career.” “This is about the credibility of the minister of foreign affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands,” Zijlstra said. “That credibility must be beyond doubt.” Emmanuel Dunand / AFP / Getty Images "Oh, an official lied about meeting with Russians? How old hat," you