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Rabbi Newman Declines Post in Z. O. A. Executive

Rabbi Louis I. Newman of Temple Emanu-El, San Francisco, has declined membership on the National Executive Committee of the Zionist Organization of America, to which he was elected at the recent Pittsburgh Convention.

In a letter to Elihu D. Stone, Chairman of the National Executie Committee, Rabbi Newman stated: ‘I am prompted to this decision by the partisan action of the present leadership of the Z. O. A. which has rejected the cooperation of two major groups in American Jewish life–those who have been seeking for a reorganization of American Zionism and those who through the Citizens Committee sought to bring about a leadership which will be able to meet the new responsibilities facing Zionists. I am unwilling in my own community and elsewhere to be affiliated with an Administration which has done and is doing the cause of American Zionism so grave an injury.

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