Mandates Unit Member Scores German Plan
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Mandates Unit Member Scores German Plan

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Objection to the transfer arrangement between the Nazi government and German Jews going to Palestine was voiced at the last session of the Mandates Commission by Pierre Orts, Belgian member, it was officially revealed today in connection with the report of the commission, which was published yesterday. Under terms of the agreement, German Jews going to Palestine are enabled to take a specified sum in cash with them and to purchase German goods with the rest of their capital. M. Orts objected on the ground that the arrangement favored German exports into Palestine.

The Belgian member of the Mandates Commission also objected to the British refusal to allow Jews to settle in the Transjordan area. He declared that the action was contrary to Article Eighteen of the Mandate, if nationals of countries belonging to the League of Nations were forbidden access to Transjordania, a Mandated territory.

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