Polish president to announce decision on Holocaust bill

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The office of Polish President Andrzej Duda says the leader will on Tuesday announce his decision on whether to sign legislation penalizing certain statements about the Holocaust.

The legislation proposed by Poland's conservative ruling party has sparked a bitter dispute with Israel, which says it will infringe on free speech about the Holocaust. The United States also strongly opposes the legislation, saying it could hurt Poland's strategic relations with Israel and the U.S.

The bill penalizes blaming Poles as a nation for crimes committed by Nazi Germany during World War II. It needs Duda's signature to become law. He has spoken in its favor.

Duda can also choose to send the bill back to parliament or seek an opinion on it from the Constitutional Tribunal.