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Germans Raise Funds to Aid Israel; Present $250,000 to Israel’s Ambassador

The Israel-West German Friendship Society presented today two checks totalling 1,000,000 marks ($250,000) contributed by West Germans to Israel and said another 500,000 marks ($125,000) would be handed over in the next few days.

The checks were presented to Asher Ben-Nathan, Israel’s ambassador to West Germany by Ernst Brenda, chairman and Heinz Westphal, vice-chairman of the society. Many other forms of aid from West Germany have been given to Israel. The envoy said the gifts were a most impressive sign of West Germans’ solidarity with Israel. The envoy and Mr. Brenda disclosed that some 2,000 young Germans had registered for work in Israel.