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Polish parliament drops nationalist weekly over anti-Semitic headline

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Mar 14, 2019 2:22 PM 1+ week ago

WARSAW, Poland -- Poland's parliament has canceled the delivery of a nationalist weekly that recently ran an anti-Semitic headline.

Andrzej Grzegrzolka, the head of parliament's press office, said Thursday that the list of publications delivered to the legislature will be reviewed to prevent a repeat of such situations.

Opposition lawmaker Michal Kaminski spotted the Tylko Polska, or "Poland Only," paper with the headline "How to Recognize a Jew" at a kiosk on the parliament grounds. He called for prosecutors to investigate, as it's a crime in Poland to incite hatred based on race or religion.

A lawmaker from the ruling right-wing party called for the paper to be banned altogether.

Poland, which was home to Europe's largest Jewish community before the occupation by Nazi Germany (1939-1945), has seen a rise in anti-Semitic incidents in recent years.

Israel and Poland have recently seen diplomatic tensions over a controversial law that forbids blaming the Polish nation for Nazi crimes. A crisis emerged ...

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