NEW YORK (Oct. 30)
A leading anti-Semitic politician in Poland has been sentenced to a one-year suspended sentence for activities that included insulting Polish authorities, Jews and even Polish bishops.
Boleslaw Tejkoski, leader of the extreme right-wing Polish Nationalist Party, will not serve prison time for his acts, but any resumption of his activities within the next two years will result in his automatic imprisonment for one year, the World Jewish Congress reported.
But Tejkoski vowed to continue his activities despite the conditions of the sentence.
“I will neither change my views nor my operation,” he reportedly said. “I will continue criticizing the authorities until they are overthrown.”
The Polish National Party is described by the WJC as including 4,000 members and 67,000 sympathizers.
The Jewish group describes the party as “the most active of the extremist parties in the country.”
The information was passed on from a spokesperson for the Polish Jewish community to the European Jewish Congress.