TEL AVIV (Feb. 27)
Jewish property in the American and British zones in Germany was valued here today at $300,000,000 by Dr. Leon Kubowitzki, addressing the Israel Council of the World Jewish Congress. Dr. Arieh Tartakower, at the same session, urged that Jewish groups should not conduct any direct negotiations with Germany for reparations “on moral grounds.”
The demand that the Israel Government and the Jewish Agency extend official recognition to the World Jewish Congress as the only competent body dealing with Jewish affairs in countries outside of Israel was voiced by Dr. Yubowitzky. He expressed opposition to the idea of merging the World Zionist Organization with the World Jewish Congress.