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Zionist Labor Groups Decide to Oppose the Jewish Agency Report

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

As the date of the opening of the Zionist Actions Committee, the body having the power of review between Zionist Congresses, draws nearer, speculation is rife here as to the fate of the Jewish Agency.

It became evident that the Zionist labor groups will definitely oppose the recommendations of the Jewish Agency Commission, taking the view that these recommendations are in direct contradiction to the theories they hold concerning the upbuilding of Palestine and the national social character of the structure they seek to erect in the Jewish national home.

The Zionist labor party Hitachduth decided to ask the members of the Actions Committee to reject the Jewish Agency report on the ground that it contradicts the resolutions of the Zionist Congress which provide that a progressive Jewish immigration to Palestine and the recognition of the Jewish National Fund as the land purchasing agency and as the instrument for Jewish colonization on the basis of self labor by colonists, are the conditions upon which the Zionist Congress agreed to the extension of the Jewish Agency. In asking for the rejection of the report the Hitachduth delegates will declare that they will in principle continue to support the idea of extending the Jewish Agency, but only on the basis of the conditions outlined by the Zionist Congress.

The leaders of the Poale Zion party stated here that the recommendations of the Jewish Agency Commission have called forth the protests of many members of their party in all parts of the world. At the Actions Committee meeting the Poale Zion will oppose the acceptance of the report.

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