The Committee for Z. O. A. Reorganization, the body which directed the Zionist Opposition prior to and during the Pittsburgh convention, has organized itself into an “Association for Z. O. A. Re-organization,” it appears from a release issued by the Committee.
Judge Julian W. Mack was elected honorary chairman of the Association, Israel B. Brodie, chairman; Edward Friedman and Jacob de Haas, vice-chairman; Robert Szold, treasurer; and Isador Levinson, recording secretary, at a meeting of the General Committee held last Tuesday evening. The Association proposes to convene a national conference in the early fall for the adoption of a program and the election of permanent officers. The change in name was decided upon in view of the increase in the number of the group’s adherants. “Since the Pittsburgh convention, the Association has received many new promises of support,” the statement declares.
The newly elected officers were directed to complete the executive committee by the appointment of additional members. One of the interesting decisions of the meeting was the appointment of a committee of three to consider steps for transferring the remains of Theodor Herzl from Vienna to Palestine. Resolutions to this effect were adopted previously at Zionist Congresses and the Zionist Executive was recently criticised in the European Zionist press for its failure to carry the decision into effect.
The executive committee was also directed to appoint the following committees: a. committee on platform; b. committee for the organization of Greated New York; c. committee for national organization; d. committee on pending economic problems in Palestin; e. standing committee on the economic possibilities in Palestine.
The finance committee, appointed at a previous meeting, is composed of Robert Szold, Edward Friedman, David Surdut, Oscar Rosner and Michael Salit. Temporary offices of the Association are at 56 West 45th Street, New York.