Groups Opposing Agency Defeated in American Zionist Elections
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Groups Opposing Agency Defeated in American Zionist Elections

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The Herzl Zionists and the Zionist-Revisionists, two groups in American Zionism which oppose the Jewish Agency extension pact, will have no representatives on the American Zionist delegation to the Zionist Congress in Zurich at the end of July, it became clear from a tabulation of the returns of Zionist population elections held in the United States on Sunday, June 9.

While no final official announcement is as yet available on the part of the Zionist Election Board headed by Dr. Nathan Ratnoff of New York, the Jewish Daily Bulletin learns reliably that no more than 31 delegates will compose the American representation, as the total number of votes cast does not exceed 25,000. The Election Board seems to be laboring under difficulties in arriving at the final count because of the complicated rules which govern the proportionate distribution of the delegates among the contending parties and because of the failure of some Zionist districts in the remoter parts of the country to report their final returns. It is understood that a subcommittee has been appointed to prepare the final report which is to be made public during the coming week.

The Jewish Daily Bulletin learns that as the count now stands the Zionist Organization of America, administration group, will have 17 delegates outside of those of its members who are members of the Zionist General Council and are ex-officio members of the Congress; the Mizrachi, Orthodox Zionist organization, 7: the Poale Zion labor party, 5, and the Zeire Zion, 2. The Zionist-Revisionists and the Herzl Zionists will have no representatives. It was stated that the Revisionists polled 260 votes throughout the country and the Herzl Zionist ticket, headed by Judge Julian W. Mack, 690.

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