Israel, Poland to restore relations strained by Holocaust restitution row

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JERUSALEM/WARSAW (Reuters) -Israel and Poland have agreed to improve relations that had deteriorated after Warsaw introduced a law last year limiting the ability of Jews to recover World War Two properties, saying on Monday they would mutually restore ambassadors. The move marked a shift for new Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, who as foreign minister had denounced as “anti-Semitic and immoral” the bill affecting property seized by Nazi German occupiers and retained by Poland’s post-war communist rulers. “It was agreed that relations would be restored to their proper course,” said a statemen…

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