LONDON (May. 13)
West Germany has allocated 30,000, 000 Deutschmarks ($7, 500, 000) “to finance atomic experiments in Israel,” and Joint work is now under way between West German and Israeli specialists “creating nuclear weapons,” Pravda, official organ of the Communist Party of the USSR, charged yesterday, according to reports from Moscow published today in the London press.
Refraining to mention the fact that German scientists are at work for the Egyptian Government on missile and Jet projects to use nonconventional warheads against Israel, Pravda alleged also that West Germany and Israel share intelligence data from the Arab states, coordinating these “spying activities” in a center located in West Germany.
According to Pravda, that “fact” had been brought to light at a “number of trials in the United Arab Republic of Israeli spies.” The newspaper also claimed that West Germany is trying to penetrate Arab markets, and stated: “If more proof of Bonn’s ‘sympathy’ for the Arab struggle is needed, we can point to the constant military aid to the aggressive quarters in Israel.”
According to Pravda, Germany furnished Israel with “important strategic goods” in the course of meeting Bonn’s obligations under the Israel-Germany Reparations Agreement, and “many Israeli officers were trained in West Germany.”