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British-israeli Financial Talks Open in Tel Aviv; Israel Wants Share in Reparations

Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett today formally opened the Anglo-Israeli financial talks at a meeting in his office. The two delegations will get down to business Monday.

In his opening remarks, the Israeli Foreign Minister expressed the hope that the parley would lead to a better understanding between the two governments. He pointed out that the conference had been called at the request of the British who desire to settle outstanding problems which arose as a result of the termination of the Palestine Mandate. He disclosed, however, that Israel added a number of points to the agenda.

It was learned here today that Israel will demand reparations of the British for Jews killed as a result of the activities of the British Army and police during the Mandate. It is also expected that the Jewish state will ask for a share of the German reparations which have fallen to Britain.

The British delegation consists of five experts, headed by Minister Alexander Knox Helm. The Israeli mission, headed by Minister Sharett, consists of six members, but another six experts have been designated as advisors with the right to participate in the talks.

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