Netanyahu said on Saturday: "The law is baseless, I strongly oppose it". It is expected to be passed by the Senate before being signed into law by the president.
Poland's foreign ministry said the provisions of the new act would not "limit freedom of research, discussions on history or artistic activity". According to Polish Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich, no more than 2,500 Jews were killed by Poles during the Holocaust and directly thereafter.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki reminded the participants that a bad crime was committed right there. "They have agreed that the negotiation teams of the two countries will immediately launch dialogue to try and reach mutual understanding over the bill", the statement, published late on Sunday, read.
The reason for the legislation is a long-running battle by Polish authorities to curb a practice in the media and elsewhere of using terms like "Polish concentration camps" to describe the camps built in German-occupied Poland during the war to kill Jews and others.
A memorial at the site of the 1941 massacre of Jews in Jedwabne, Poland.
Trump's address referenced the Holocaust but repeatedly spoke of a nationalistic struggle of "civilization" that echoed some of the rhetoric of Law and Justice, a far-right anti-immigrant party. In places like Estonia, Croatia and Lithuania, local police were integrated into the Nazi occupation forces and they worked together. We take this opportunity to recall the Nazis' systematic persecution and brutal murder of six million Jewish people.
"A new law can not change or expunge history; such an attempt is an affront to the memory of the millions of victims, Poles, Jews and Polish Jews", Goldschmidt continued. "Jews, Poles, and all victims should be guardians of the memory of all who were murdered by German Nazis".
The Holocaust "was conceived in Germany but hundreds of thousands of Jews were murdered without ever meeting a German soldier", Yair Lapid, chairman of the opposition Yesh Atid party and the son of a Holocaust survivor, wrote on his Twitter account.
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Zuroff also criticized Lapid, saying, "His words were a gut reaction and they were filled with passion, but unfortunately he does not know the facts and his remarks were absurd".
He did not comment directly on the concerns raised by Israel, nor did he promise anything more than what the Polish legislative process requires.
Just after the end of the Jewish Sabbath in Israel, Netanyahu blasted the law as "absurd". Many react viscerally when confronted with the growing body of scholarship about Polish involvement in the killing of Jews.
"However, it is undeniable that the Germans and Austrians were the architects and executors of the Final Solution".
Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre in Jerusalem, has honoured 6,706 Poles as being Righteous Among the Nations - the largest national group out of the 26,500 or so names in its roll-call.
A Polish woman who spent a year and half as a political prisoner told NHK that she was in constant fear of death during her detention.