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Iraq Slams Poland for Marking the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Poland’s recent commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, attended by world Jewish leaders, has been bitterly attacked by the Iraqi regime. Al-Jumhuriyah, the official Baghdad daily, yesterday accused Poland of submitting to the Western campaign accusing Poland of “participating with the Nazis in extermination of the Jews.”

Submission to this “imperialist-Zionist pressure,” the paper wrote, was a deviation from Polish-Arab friendship and raised the question of whether this marked the beginning of a series of similar events. Poland’s change of position came at a time “when Zionism is being universally condemned as a racist and fascist movement,” the paper added.