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Germany Reported Fulfilled Half of Reparations Pact with Israel

One-half of the reparations agreement signed in September 1952 between West Germany and Israel has been fulfilled, Dr. F. E. Shinnar, head of the Israel Purchasing Mission in Germany, declared here today. The pact provides that Germany may take up to 14 years to pay some $822,000,000 in goods and services to Israel and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

Bonn’s commitments under the treaty have been met without friction, Dr. Shinnar emphasized. The Federal Republic has annually delivered 175,000,000 marks worth of goods to Israel and 75,000,000 marks has been placed at Israel’s disposal for oil purchases in the sterling area.

Eight German travel agents left today for Israeli During their stay, the agents–who operate out of Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Cologne–will study the possibility of promoting Israel as a site for winter vacationing.