London (Dec. 28)
The demand for dismissal of Leonard Stein, political secretary of the Zionist Organization, which accompanied Dr. M. Soloweitchik’s resignation from the Executive, has been found “not justified” according to a statement by the Zionist Executive Committee.
In a statement issued by the Executive it is declared that Dr. Soloweitchik’s demand for Mr. Stein’s dismissal was considered at two meetings. The demand was rejected, Dr. Soloweitchik alone voting for it.
The Executive adds it regrets Dr. Soloweitchik’s action but declines to enter into public discussion of its statement because it has bearing on the Zionist relation with the Government and other extrerhal bodies. The whole material relating to the resignation is being submitted to the Actions Committee, it is stated.
Dr. Soloweitchik resigned because he said he found it impossible to share further the responsibility for the constant “sabotage” of the decisions of the Zionist Congress and of the Actions Committee and in the “negligence of the movement”. In particular, Dr. Soloweitchik charged that Mr. Stone, the political secretary has published incorrect text of the resolution opposing the Arab Agency and that sixteen days passed before the resolution was sent to the Colonial office.