Israel summons Polish ambassador over Holocaust law

Poland should “freeze” the new restitution law, an Israeli official told DW as the diplomatic row between the countries escalates.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry summoned Polish Ambassador Marek Magierowski on Sunday  over a new law that Israelis fear would block compensation claims for World War II atrocities.

The ambassador “was told that this legislation will have a negative impact on relations between our two countries,” an Israeli diplomat told DW.

In a separate statement, the ministry said up to 90% of property restitution claims could be affected. It also commented on Warsaw’s argument that Poland was in no way responsible for the Holocaust.

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