"but the common citizen is still poor." Depends who and depends relative to what. Of course there is poverty and yes, many people try their luck abroad because it's much easier now and the West is still much wealthier. But the country has been doing a huge progress since 1989 and talking about it as if it was Albania or Tadjikistan is really not justified. Have you been in Poland lately? "Secondly, I remember a program in Poland years ago, perhaps you can remind me, "Polska bez Zhid"." Where do you get this from? What do you mean by "program" and how many years ago?
Knesset approves 2015-16 state budget in first reading (Haaretz)
from the article: EU to give e15 million to college run by allegedly anti-Semitic priest