London (Sep. 24)
The leading British company which fired one of its senior Jewish employes while it was trying to raise Arab finance has offered to pay him compensation.
MEPC, Britain’s second biggest real estate company, with net assets of 450 million Pounds Sterling made the pledge after announcing that it would not contest a court decision that it fired Anthony Simmons, its former company secretary, because he was Jewish. MEPC still denies that this was its reason for dismissing Simmons but said it had been advised by its lawyers that it should not take the case further.
Meanwhile, Greville Janner, MP, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, called on the British government to review its attitude towards the Arab boycott in the light of the Simmons case.