At a joint meeting of District No. 10 and No. 30, held at the Hebrew School in Washington Heights, New York, a vote of confidence in Louis Lipsky, president of the Zionist Organization of America, and in his administration was passed by a majority. The meeting was presided over by Louis Berman.
This was the second meeting of the Washington Heights Zionists devoted to a discussion of the present controversy in Zionist ranks. At the previous meeting the point of view of the opposition was presented by Jacob de Haas and S.J. Rosensohn. Abraham Goldberg defended the administration.
The vote of confidence, proposed by Hyman J. Reit, was in the form of a resolution stating that “having heard both sides the Zionists of District 10 and District 30 express their full confidence in Mr. Lipsky and the present administration.” Three votes were recorded in the negative.
The vote followed an address by Mr. Lipsky, who, analyzing the development of the Zionist movement in America and its relation to the World Zionist Organization, declared that in the present controversy no issues are being presented by the opposition but instead “a systematic attempt is being made to slander the persons in the leadership of the Zionist Organization and to undermine the prestige of the movement.”
Mr. Lipsky charged that Mr. Rosensolm. while occupying the office of chairman of the Finance Committee, permitted a number of notes to be protested by the ## while there was sufficient money in the treasury to meet the notes on the dates they were due and paid these notes several days after they had been protested. “This,” Mr. Lipsky said. “cannot be interpreted otherwise than that Mr. Rosensohn deliberately sought to impair the financial credit of the Organization and the American Zion Commonwealth.”
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