Israel Condemns Passing of Polish Holocaust Legislation: ‘No Law Will Change the Facts’

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The Times of Israel reports: Israel on Thursday condemned the Polish Parliament’s passing of a law that would criminalize those accusing the Polish nation or state of complicity in the Holocaust, but stopped short of taking any concrete measures.

“The State of Israel opposes categorically the Polish Senate decision. Israel views with utmost gravity any attempt to challenge historical truth. No law will change the facts,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. A diplomatic official added that Israel is “deeply disappointed” by the vote, especially given the otherwise strong bilateral relations between Jerusalem and Warsaw.

The law’s passage in the Senate on Wednesday evening was “opposed to the spirit of the conversation” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had with his Polish counterpart, Mateusz Morawiecki, on Sunday, the official added.

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