THE HAGUE (Jul. 2)
Israel will not sign an agreement with West Germany on reparations claims until the Bonn Government is prepared to sign an agreement with the Conference on Jewish Material Claims, Dr. George Josephthal, a member of the Israel delegation to the reparations talks here, said today. He stressed that Germany must be prepared to conclude agreements with both claimants at the same time.
Dr. Josephthal revealed that agreement had been reached on some points in a subcommittee of Israeli and West German negotiators. He pointed out, however, that nothing was final until a full agreement is concluded, embracing all points.
Meanwhile, no indications were forthcoming today from the German delegation here when a reply would be given to the demand of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany for $500,000,000 in global reparations. In reply to questions of correspondents, Dr.M. Frohwein of the German delegation, said that the Germans would make no offer to the Conference this week.
Dr. Von Treutzchler, German legal expert who has been charged with being a former member of the Nazi Party, left today for Bonn, with Prof. Franz Boehm, head of the German team. It is understood that Prof. Boehm will plead for retention of Dr. Treutzchler, whom he considers an invaluable and irreplaceable member of his delegation. The two are scheduled to return here on Monday.