We are experiencing the most serious crisis in Polish-Israeli and Polish-Jewish relations since the collapse of Communism in Poland in 1989. While the Polish Jewish community is at the center of this maelstrom, its voice is not considered enough in the discourse.
As we celebrate the first 20 years of the pioneering AJC Berlin office, we are fully cognizant that there remains much to be done. Fortunately, history has evolved and we are not alone. Our many German partners give us the confidence to believe that, whatever the difficulties, we will overcome them together.
As we remember the millions of innocents murdered during the Holocaust and the massacre of thousands in Srebrenica, let us honor their memories by striving to work together as free people to foster peace and healing in the many places of war, conflict and human suffering.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will hold meetings in European capitals June 4-7. He will confer with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Theresa May, and French President Emmanuel Macron, and will attend several events for the France-Israel cross-cultural season.