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Israel Purchasing Mission Starts Operations in Germany This Week

Dr. F. Shinnar, head of the Israeli purchasing mission In West Germany which will place orders for reparations goods, arrived here today to take over active control of the mi33ion. Dr. Shinnar has the rank of Minister Plenipotentiary.

The major part of the mission staff is expected to join Dr. Shinnar by the end of this week, making it possible to get the normal operations of the office under way by May 1. Dr. Herbert Foerder, Progressive member of the Knesset and chairman of the Public Advisory Committee on German Reparations, also arrived here for a brief visit.