U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the United States "deeply regrets" Poland's adoption of a controversial law that will restrict the possibility of restitution claims for property stolen from Jews by Nazis during World War II, and then nationalized by the postwar communist regime.

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid  recalled Israel’s envoy to Poland over the new law, which he called “immoral, antisemitic.”  Poland  recalled its ambassador to Israel and said it was examining the option of suspending annual Israeli youth trips to Holocaust memorial sites in the country.

Jeremy Leigh is a lecturer in Jewish History and Israel Studies at the Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem and an academic advisor for the European Routes of Jewish Heritage project of the Council of Europe.

KAN's Mark Weiss put it to him that although Israel and Poland have had differences in the past, this dispute appears much more serious.