The proposed amendment to the law does not allow for the return of Jewish property or compensation. The Israeli embassy in Poland wrote in a statement issued after the SEZ adopted the Code of Administrative Procedure that this immoral law would severely affect relations between our countries.
It is about the Code Amendment of Administrative Procedures passed in the evening and, accordingly, among other things, Thirty years after the announcement of the executive decision, it cannot be challenged. In a vote in Sage, 309 delegates supported the amendment, with none opposing and 120 voting in favor.
Immediately after the law was passed, the Israeli embassy in Poland issued a statement on Twitter.
“Preserving the memory of the Holocaust and observing the rights of Holocaust survivors, including the recovery of Jewish property plundered during the Holocaust, are central elements of the identity and existence of the State of Israel. They are an integral part of the work of the Israeli Foreign Ministry. We study.
As noted, “Teresin’s Declaration, adopted in 2009, calls on all interested states to return Jewish property plundered during the Holocaust.”
“Israel expects the parties to the declaration to act in accordance with its rules. Poland’s rejection of the declaration was a serious and very confusing act. Currently underway The amendment to this law would not allow Jewish property to be returned, Or seeking compensation for them, the Holocaust survivors and their descendants and the Jewish community that had been home to Poland for centuries. This is unthinkable, “said Tariq al-Hashimi, the party’s secretary general.
“This immoral law will severely affect the relations between our countries. We are serious about trying to stop the owners of property looted from Europe by the Nazis and their collaborators in Europe. Poland knows what the right step is in this regard, “said David Cook, chief of The Christian Science Monitor’s Washington bureau.
The amendment adopted on Thursday – as indicated – is the result of the need to amend the law to the judgment of the Constitutional Tribunal six years ago. In May 2015, the Constitutional Tribunal ruled that the current wording of the Code of Administrative Procedure – which allows a declaration of invalidity of a decision issued in gross violation of the law, even dozens of years after this decision – is unconstitutional.
Therefore, the amendment states that such decision shall not be valid “if 10 years have elapsed from the date of issue or publication thereof thereon causing irreversible legal consequences”. In such a situation, however, it may be concluded that this decision was issued in violation of the law. On the other hand, if 30 years have elapsed from the date of issuance or publication of the decision, no action shall be taken to rescind the decision.
The provisions in the new terms shall apply in accordance with the Interim Agreement in the Amendment for administrative matters not completed before the effective date of the Amendment. In turn, actions that are initiated after 30 years from the date of issue of the issuance or termination and are not completed before the effective date of the change will be terminated by the Act.
Recently, US Charge de Affairs Pix Aliou Seem wrote a letter to the Speaker regarding these changes. He argued that Holocaust survivors would close the way to continue their claims. Polish authorities consider Ali’s intervention “unacceptable”, according to the “Genetic Gazeta Pravna”.