London (Dec. 10)
The Jewish Agency is claiming German property in Palestine valued at approximately $200,000,000 as reparations for Jewish losses at the hands of the Nazis, Reuters reports today from Jerusalem.
Quoting Arab newspapers, Reuters declares that Arab leaders have been urged to intervene with the government to prevent the realization of such a claim. It quotes one newspaper as stating: “This transfer if effected means the acceleration of Jewish land acquisition by one and a half years.”
The German property consists of approximately 19,000 acres, half of which is planted in citrus crops. The land was purchased from Arabs at various times since the beginning of the century.