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Knesset May Be Asked to Authorize Direct Talks with Germany

A report on his visit to Germany and his talks with U.S. High Commissioner McCloy on the Jewish claims against Germany was made here today to Premier David Ben Gurion by Dr. Nahum Goldmann upon his arrival from London.

Commenting on the fact that Dr. Goldmann “hurried to Jerusalem instead of returning to the United States, ” a Foreign Office spokesman here told representatives of the press: “We may face in the very near future important decisions concerning reparations from Germany.”

It was learned late today that as a result of Dr. Goldmann’s report to Premier Ben Gurion, the Israel Parliament may be asked to authorize direct Jewish negotiations with Germany with regard to reparation claims. It is understood that the Parliament will be urged to decide on such authorization within two weeks.