The MJLC condemns in the strongest possible terms the performatively anti-semitic act of Polish MP Grzegorz Braun on 12 Dec. MP Braun used a fire extinguisher to put out a ceremonial Hannukiah in the Polish Parliament building on Tuesday. This clear act of anti-semitic hatred has no place in a pluralistic society and should be punished in full accordance with Polish law.

We would also like to thank the Polish lawmakers, religious leaders, and civil society leaders for immediately condemning this xenophobic act. This solidarity shows that MP Braun is a relic of the past and does not reflect Polish society today.