Israeli parliamentary committee approves giving assets to heirs of Holocaust victims

Associated Press

JERUSALEM – A parliamentary committee on Monday approved a bill to restore the assets of victims of the Nazi Holocaust of World War II to their heirs, a parliament official said Monday.

The bill is to be returned to the floor for final approval on Wednesday, said parliament spokesman Giora Pordes. It marks the first time that Israel, home to about 300,000 Holocaust survivors, has moved to bring order to the issue of the assets.