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No Diplomatic Relations Between Israel and Sovereign Germany

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Britain will continue to represent German interests in Israel for the next several months until the problem of German-Israel relations is worked out, it was stated here today in the wake of Germany’s recovering its sovereignty. Israel’s interests in Germany are taken care of by the Israel Purchasing Mission in Cologne.

The possibility of establishing diplomatic relations with Germany has, for the time being not been discussed here since it is understood that the West German Government will not press Israel for the establishment of such relations and will be satisfied to have Britain continue to take care of Germany’s interests.

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