JERUSALEM (Oct. 12)
A government spokesman today loosed a blast at the Arab League for plotting the upset of the West German-Israel reparations agreement which is scheduled to come up for debate in the German Parliament any day now.
The spokesman said that the Israeli representatives who helped shape the reparations agreement at the Hague negotiations are certain that the Government and Parliament of West Germany will not permit themselves to be “deflected” from their policy of offering voluntary aid and rehabilitation to Jews in Israel who survived the Nazi holocaust.
He charged that the Arab League’s efforts to prevent payment of reparations to Israel were “fully in line” with the actions of Arab League leaders, particularly the ex-Mufti of Jerusalem, in helping the Nazis with the extermination of 6,000,000 European Jews. He pointed out that evidence from German sources introduced at the Nuremberg war crimes trial proved that the ex-Mufti was one of the originators of the plan to annihilate the Jews, and stated that the Moslem leader was “unrelenting in his efforts to prevent any European Jews from escaping from the gas chambers of Poland.”
The ex-Mufti is attempting to use all resources to prevent the “new Germany, which is anxious to wipe out the stain of the Nazi horrors from the German record, from making its contribution to the rehabilitation of those who survived the Hitler-Mufti plot,” the spokesman asserted.