WikiLeaks: Gov't requested $500 mil. from Germany

January 23, 2011 17:09

A WikiLeak cable has revealed that the government considered requesting $500 million from Germany in Holocaust-era reparations, pensions and, restitution in the form of German-made submarines. The sums that Israel asked for were to be in compensation for what the government claimed was a portion of the 1953 German-Israeli reparations agreement that had been allocated to East Germany but never paid.

Israel considered the request founded because they were not making new requests for reparations, rather simply requesting part of the unpaid sums of a preexisting agreement.

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