Report: Washington refuses joint US–Israel declaration against Poland, views Israeli foreign minister as ‘a problem’

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid gestures as he speaks to media during a press conference in Casablanca, Morocco, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. Israel's foreign minister has inaugurated the country's diplomatic representation in Morocco, a symbol of the normalization of the relations between the two nations. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)
By Grzegorz Adamczyk
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Renowned Israeli journalist Eldad Beck, who specializes in international politics, stated that Washington has strongly criticized Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid’s recent harsh criticism of Poland over the the “restitution law”.

According to US diplomatic sources, the Americans were not pleased with how severe Lapid’s claims were and especially how he “humiliated” the Polish ambassador.

Beck also pointed out that Lapid is perceived as hot-headed and overreacting in Washington. He noted that attempts to convince the American administration to jointly condemn Poland had failed. Moreover, he pointed out that the US administration is beginning to see that Lapid is “a problem”.

On Monday evening, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken commented on the administrative procedure codex amendment and expressed “deep disappointment” due to President Andrzej Duda signing the bill.

He also stated that without appropriate legal procedures, the new law will hurt Polish citizens whose property was unjustly taken away, including Polish Jews who were victims of the Holocaust. Yair Lapid had thanked Secretary Blinken for his intervention in the matter.

“Thank you, Antony Blinken and the United States, for standing hand in hand with Israel against Polish law,” Lapid wrote on Twitter.

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