Germany Wants Reparations Pacts with Jews Signed at Ceremony

The question whether the German reparations agreements with Israel and Jewish groups of other countries should be signed with ceremonial pomp has become a matter of discussion between the German and Jewish delegations at The Hague where the reparations pacts are being formulated, it was reported in the press here today.

The report says that the Germans are making no secret of the that they want the agreements to be signed at an impressive ceremony presided over by Chancellor Konrad Adenauer. On the other hand, the report says, the representatives of Israel and of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany would like to see the agreements signed at The Hague without any ceremony.

Meanwhile, it was learned here today that the German offer to settle the global demands of the Jewish Conference with the payment of $107,000,000 in goods, has not yet been accepted by Conference leaders in New York. Difficulties have also arisen with regard to the indemnification legislation which the Conference delegation demands the Bonn Government enact on a federal basis.

A report from Bonn revealed that the German Federalist Union has submitted a memorandum to the Federal Parliament demanding to know why the Bonn Government has not exchanged diplomatic representatives with the Arab states.

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