By Cnaan Liphshiz
In a rare show of unity, Israeli and American Holocaust restitution campaigners yesterday lifted their opposition to delegates being sent to a conference on Holocaust assets. The meeting may mark their last chance to secure compensation for looted Eastern European property.

The Prague Conference on Holocaust Assets – a follow-up meeting to a 1998 conference in Washington due to meet tomorrow – will bring together representatives from 49 countries and dozens of organizations. Advertisement

“We need to convince Eastern European countries to give back looted property,” former under secretary of state Stuart Eizenstat, head of the American delegation to Prague, told Haaretz. “So far their response has not been positive.”