Speaking in a briefing Thursday, the final day of the conference, Netanyahu was quoted by nearly a dozen Israeli journalists as saying: “The Poles collaborated with the Nazis, and I don’t know anyone who was ever sued for such a statement,” referring to the 2017 law passed by Polish parliament criminalizing any assertion that Poland was complicit in Nazi crimes against humanity during World War II. Roughly 3 million among a prewar population of some 3.58 million Polish Jews were killed in the Holocaust, as well as another 1.8 million non-Jewish Poles.

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