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Sol Lamport Replies to Resignation Statement of National Fund Head

The statement issued by Dr. Joseph Krimsky in announcing his resignation from the chairmanship of the Jewish National Fund, was characterized by Sol Lamport, treasurer of the Fund, as “part of a plan of an organized opposition to discredit the Jewish National Fund.”

“Dr. Krimsky’s statements are unfounded and unwarranted,” Mr. Lamport declared. “This statement is part of an organized campaign to drag the Jewish National Fund into the present controversy now raging in the Zionist ranks. The Jewish National Fund is a non-partisan institution and is controlled by all Zionist Organizations. The Board of Directors of the Jewish National Fund will meet on Tuesday, May 15th to take up Dr. Krimsky’s statements and will issue an official reply at that time.”

COMMUNICATIONS TO THE EDITOR: Editor Jewish Daily Bulletin,

611 Broadway, New York, N.Y.

Sir:

Your issue of May 10th contained a communication from Mr. Jacob Dehass easting reflections on the validity of the actions taken last Sunday by the Executive Committee of the New England Zionist Region which expressed confidence in the administration of the Zionist Organization of America under the leadrship of Louis Lipsky.

It is characteristic of Mr. DeHass’ entire course of conduct in this controversy always referring to some mysterious source as the basis of his information. The fact is that the Executive Committee of the New England Zionist Region was assembled at an extraordinary meeting for the purpose of discussing the issues raised in the present controversy which was attended by the leading Zioinst workers in this territory. It was one of the best attended Executive Committee meetings in the history of the New England Region.

There was a full and fair discussion of the issues. The opposition was represented by seven or eight members, and it is fair to say that the “charges” against the administration were presented skillfully and ably. After listening to the arguments, the overwhelming majority of the members present voted confidence in the leadership of Mr. Lipsky and expressed their abiding faith in the Zionist administration, as correctly reported in the Jewish Daily Bulletin.

I am attaching herewith a partial list of names of members of the Executive Committee who attended this meeting, which includes the outstanding Zionist leaders and workers in the various parts of New England. This list speaks eloquently for itself. I trust that you will publish this communication.

Very Cordially yours,

Elihu D. Stone,

President, New England Zionist Region Boston, May 11, 1928

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