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Israel taking matters into its own hands on Holocaust restitution


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/yom_hashoah/article/israel_taking_matters_into_its_own_hands_on_holocaust_restitution_20110428

The Israeli government is firing a new salvo in the turf war over Holocaust restitution. Following years of complaints by survivors about opacity and unjust allocation decisions by the Claims Conference, and after two decades of what critics deride as scant tangible successes by the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO), a new Israeli restitution organization is amassing hundreds of thousands of new claims for survivors and their heirs.

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