Early Solution of Israel-german Relations Urged by Officials

The question of relations between Israel and Germany, particularly in those fields connected with the execution of the reparations agreement, must find an early solution, Dr. F. Shinnar, head of the Israeli corporation which handles all aspects of reparations deliveries, and Hillel Dan, head of the Israel purchasing mission in Germany, said here last night.

Addressing a press conference, the two reparations experts noted that among the questions which must be solved are those pertaining to the training of Israeli technicians in German factories so that they will be able to operate German-made industrial machinery when it arrives here as reparations; the fact that German experts must come to Israel to assemble some of the machinery and train some Israelis in its operation; and the question of the use of German shipping in transporting part of the reparations items.

They also reported that up to the present some 400,000 tons of German goods have arrived in Israel as reparations, and that by March 31,1955, Germany will have paid out 900,000,000 marks of the total of 3,400,000,000 marks worth of goods pledged in the pact.

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