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Germany Stalis on Presenting New Reparations Offer to Jews

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Circles close to the Israeli and Jewish Conference negotiating teams on reparations claims today denied reports that the talks with West Germany at The Hague would be resumed on June 19.

These circles said that pending receipt and study of an official offer from the Bonn Government no date for resumption of the talks could be set. Pointing out that this procedure did not rule out June 19th per se, these sources said that if the talks did open again on that date it would be coincidental.

It was also pointed out that neither Israeli nor Jewish Conference delegation would go to The Hague to receive an offer from the Germans. The offer had to be made before resumption of the talks, they said, stressing that there was no intention of going to The Hague “to haggle over the terms of the proposed German offer.”

(The New York Times reported from Tel Aviv that Dr. F.E. Shinnar, co-chairman of the Israeli delegation to the conference on German reparations at The Hague said last Friday he expected to receive “next week” from the Germans a “building commitment” as to the amount, the time in which and the method by which West Germany will pay.)

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