British Paper Hits Reich-palestine Barter Pact
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British Paper Hits Reich-palestine Barter Pact

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The barter agreement in effect between Germany and Palestine, by which German Jews are enabled to withdraw their capital when emigrating to Palestine, was attacked in an editorial today by the London Daily Express.

The Express points out that while German imports to Palestine were rising from 10.95 percent of the total imports in 1934 to 13.92 percent in the first three months of 1935, British imports for the same periods dropped from 19.54 percent to 17.2 percent of the total.

On the opposite side of the picture, the Express points to the fact that Great Britain purchased 82,35 percent of Palestine goods in the first three months of the current year as against 55.48 percent in 1934. In the same period of 1935, on the other hand, Germany took only 3,21 percent of Palestine’s exports, which represents a decrease from the 1934 figures of more than ten percent.

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