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Adenauer Expects Approval of Israel Pact by Large Majority

West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer today expressed the hope that the German Parliament would ratify the Bonn-Israel reparations pact by a large majority. In a telephone interview with a correspondent of the evening newspaper Yedioth Achronoth, the German Chancellor was optimistic about the ratification of the treaty and expressed the hope that the reparations would partly make up to the Jews for the wrongs done them by the Nazis.

In Jerusalem, meanwhile, a government spokesman said that the Israel Government will hold the Bonn Government responsible for any delay in implementation of the West German-Israel reparations pact. He added that the Israel Foreign Ministry had taken measures to assure that ratification of the agreement would not be postponed.