Polish president signs Holocaust bill, triggers Israeli, U.S. criticism

Polish president signs Holocaust bill, triggers Israeli, U.S. criticismBy Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland’s president signed into law on Tuesday a bill that imposes jail terms for suggesting the country was complicit in the Holocaust, prompting sharp criticism from Israel and the United States. Andrzej Duda said in a televised address the legislation would safeguard Poland’s international reputation, but Israel called for amendments, saying the two countries had a “joint responsibility” to preserve the memory of the Holocaust. The United States, a close NATO ally of Poland, expressed disappointment at Duda’s decision.



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