Πέμπτη, 1 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

Polish senate passes Holocaust bill slammed by Israel

Polish senate passes Holocaust bill slammed by Israel
Poland's senate has passed a controversial Holocaust bill, which was designed to defend the country's image abroad but has instead sparked a diplomatic row with Israel.


The bill criminalises anyone who refers to Nazi German death camps as Polish or accuses Poland of complicity in the Third Reich's crimes.

It sets fines or a maximum three-year jail term and was approved by 57 votes to 23 in the upper house of parliament, with two abstentions.

Israel had earlier called for the bill to be dropped, seeing one of its provisions as an attempt to deny Polish involvement in Nazi Germany's extermination of Jews.
 (chinamedia)
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