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Łódź authorities banned Israeli football teams from the city after extreme-right activists threatened organisers

Two Israeli football teams — Maccabi Haifa and Hapoel Beer Sheva — that were set to play their European Championship matches in the Polish city of Łódź have been banned by the hosting country.

Jewish festival concert cancelled in Kraków over security fears linked to Middle East situation

The Jewish Culture Festival has been taking place since 1988 and is seen as an emblem of the revival of Jewish life and culture in a country where Jews once made up 10% of the population but were almost completely wiped out in the Holocaust.

Warsaw synagogue hit with apparent firebomb attack

Politicians and faith leaders have condemned the incident at the Polish capital's Nożyk Synagogue, which follows similar acts across Europe.

POLIN Museum uses AI to save the testimonies of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

The Publicis Groupe Poland team created an artificial intelligence voice of a Holocaust survivor. This technology allows the survivor to narrate her entire story for the very first time.

Far-right MP charged over attack on Jewish ceremony in Polish parliament

Far-right MP Grzegorz Braun has been charged by prosecutors over an incident in which he attacked a Jewish ceremony taking place in parliament by using a fire extinguisher to put out Hannukah candles

Wrocław adopts the IHRA working definition of antisemitism

"Wrocław is an open and hospitable city, breathing freedom on a daily basis, where issues of equal treatment, human rights, and tolerance occupy a fundamental place," said the city deputy mayor during the signing.

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