The saga is still going on and I have to admit I am following it with a keen eye.
It's all over both the Polish and Israeli media, although a lot of the Israeli media is very anti-Polish and very much against this potential law. Check out some of the quotes from this piece from the Times of Israel published today.
Titled 'Poland pisses off the bubbes,' the article more or less gives an overview of what has been going on in the Israeli press for the last couple of days.
As a day earlier, though, the paper fills its first two pages with accounts from survivors and their families about how terrible the Poles were, with an apparent emphasis on grandmothers.
"Grandma always told us that the Poles were more horrible than the Germans," one woman is quoted saying. "The Poles were the worst of all, that's what my grandmother told me, and I'll never forget it until my last day," adds columnist Telem Yahav.
Not to be outdone, Israel Hayom also turns to the grandmas and like Yedioth also borders its pages with barbed wire. While it doesn't feature any Polish on its front page, the tabloid shows only an old woman's arm, numbers tattooed on it, next to the headline "stop the disgraceful Holocaust bill."
The quote is from a series of letters from survivors to Polish President Andrzej Duda against the bill.
"Your law is an attempt by the Poles to hide from their responsibility," one woman writes. "Hitler knew the Poles would cooperate and so the killing of the Jews happened mostly in Poland. It would not have happened in a country that loves Jews."
and there's also this
The paper also quotes Krakow Rabbi Eliezer Gur-Aryeh who says the law is just one part of a larger Polish effort to paint themselves as victims of the Holocaust.
"When you get to Auschwitz, the Polish guide mostly talks about the suffering of the Polish people and how 200,000 Poles were killed in the camp," he's quoted telling the paper.
In a way, I think it's good this has happened. I think a false image was painted of the great friendship between Poland and Israel. Here we clearly see, just how many Jews not only believe Poland had a hand in the Holocaust, but were worse than the Germans.