Menu JTA Search

Germans in Palestine Plan Move to Transjordan; Contemplate Sale of Their Holdings

Germans living in Palestine for many generations are reported today to be considering the sale of their extensive holdings in Sarona and other German-populated settlements in the belief that there is no longer any future for them in the country. Most of them are planning to seek settlement in Transjordan.

The British Government is supporting the negotiations, which leaders of the German settlers in Palestine are conducting with the Transjordan Government, for mass migration to Transjordan, the Hebrew newspaper Haaretz reports. It estimates that German holdings in urban and rural real estate are now worth about $200,000,000.