WHEREVER THEY MAY BE
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At Bonn, on January 30, 1975, the Christian Democrats see to it that I am refused admission to the Bundestag. They do not wish me to be present for the vote on ratification – that ratification they persistently oppose and for which I have worked so hard. Achenbach, defeated, has not come to see his more liberal colleagues join with the Social Democrats to ratify the Franco-German judiciary accord. The long-sought victory is celebrated in France and Israel.

However, I am off to Jerusalem on February 4 and take with me little Lida whom I cannot leave in Paris. Thanks to my supporting committee, I hold a press conference in Jerusalem the following day revealing that Hans Schirmer, the former Nazi propagandist has been entrusted with the preparation for the European-Aral talks at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bonn. Schirmer is that German ambassador whom I opposed in vain in 1970 in Vienna when he was appointed to represent the Federal Republic there. And now here he is, entrusted with the preparation of the European-Arab talks for Bonn when he, a Nazi, was the associate director, from 1939 to 1943, of the vast radio apparatus for sending Hitlerian propaganda abroad. The political line of the viler anti-Jewish propaganda broadcast to the Near East is unmistakable "The Jews are the mortal enemies of the Arabs.... Your
    
   
 
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