The measure imposes prison sentences of up to three years for mentioning the term "Polish death camps" and for suggesting "publicly and against the facts" that the Polish nation or state was complicit in Nazi Germany's crimes.
In addition, the document envisages punishment for denial of the "Volyn massacre" and the use of the expression "Polish death camps" in relation to the camps that were located in Poland during the Second World War. The proposal has angered Israel, which says it will stifle discussion about the Holocaust and enable Poland to whitewash the role of Poles who killed or denounced Jews to Germans during the German occupation of Poland during WWII.
"We are also concerned about the repercussions this draft legislation, if enacted, could have on Poland's strategic interests and relationships", she said.
Germany alone carried out the Holocaust, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has said amid a row over Poland's bill about Holocaust terminology. Unusually, however, he said the bill would be reviewed by the country's Constitutional Tribunal. But a Polish government spokeswoman said Warsaw had canceled Bennet's visit.
Slawomir Neumann of the centrist Civic Platform party accused Duda of giving in to the pressure of nationalists and anti-Semites and said his signing "deepens the diplomatic crisis".
"Israel and Poland have a common responsibility to investigate and preserve the history of the Holocaust".
The Israeli Foreign Ministry said in response to Duda's announcement that "Israel continues to work with the authorities in Poland and expresses to them Israel's reservations about the Polish bill".
PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski told Polish public radio on Saturday that Poland was fighting against a "great defamatory campaign".
"This may sound provocative, but I think you couldn't have survived on this land without the help of a Polish family", he continued.
Before World War II, Jews made up 10 percent of Poland's population. There are things that have been said and done on both sides - including by Israeli politicians who said that there were Polish camps - which haven't been helpful.
"There is not the slightest doubt as to who was responsible for the extermination camps, operated them and murdered millions of European Jews there: namely Germans", he said.
Washington has also criticized the legislation. I accepted an invitation to a dialogue based on truth.
"One can not change history, and the Holocaust can not be denied", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement last week.
The prevailing view in Israel and among Holocaust scholars is that many Poles were willing to at least look the other way, if not actively collaborate, with the Nazis.