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Israel Wants to Have Observer at Berlin Meetings of Big Powers

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The Israel Government will make an approach to the Big Four requesting that an Israel observer be permitted to sit in on all committee sessions at the Berlin conference on a German peace treaty which will open toward the end of this month, it was reported here today. Israel will dispatch an observer to Berlin to report on questions relating to the peace pact which are of concern to Israel.

It was stated that the Israeli Foreign Office would dispatch a memorandum to the Big Four outlining the reasons for Israel’s request. It will state that although Israel did not exist as a nation during the war, it is morally entitled to participate in the parley because Hitler proclaimed the Jewish people an enemy of the German state and because Jews fought on all fronts and in all armies against the Germans.

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