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Poland

Polish nationalists given prison sentences for “Zionists will hang on trees” chant

Two ultranationalists in Poland were sentenced to prison in connection with a 2016 rally that featured chants about hanging “Zionists.”

Poles leave chunks of brick outside Israel’s Warsaw embassy in protest

Members of an ultranationalist youth movement in Poland left tons of building debris outside the Israeli Embassy in Warsaw to protest Israel’s criticism of legislation that would limit restitution.

Polish property restitution law ‘flawed, not fair’, says Chief Rabbi of Poland

Chief Rabbi of Poland said efforts by the Polish government to protect current residents of confiscated properties might be understandable, but that the possibility of compensation for the original owners should be preserved.

Dozens of gravestones vandalised at Jewish cemetery in Polish city

Almost 70 gravestones have been vandalised at the Jewish cemetery in the Polish city of Bielsko-Biała.

“Poland will not pay”: Polish PM hits back at Lapid criticism of restitution law

Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki hit back at Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid’s claim that new Polish legislation, which would bar Holocaust restitution claims in Poland, was “immoral.”

Polish parliament passes bill to limit WW2 property restitution claims

Poland’s parliament passed a draft bill that will make it harder for Jews to recover property seized by the Nazi occupiers and kept by postwar communist rulers.

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