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Jewish Press Comments on Non-zionist Delegates to Agency Council

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The publication by Felix M. Warburg of the names of the American non-Zionist delegates to the Council of the extended Jewish Agency was the subject of editorial comment in the New York Jewish press.

“An important step towards a united Jewish front was taken when Felix M. Warburg appointed the forty-one delegates who are to constitute the American non-Zionist section of the Jewish Agency. Now is not the time to enter into a detailed consideration of all the members of the American non-Zionist personnel of the Agency,” states an editorial in the New York “Day.”

“What is important is that the personnel was appointed and that it includes several of the most important leaders in the United States, and that with this appointment the final preparation for the consummation of the Jewish Agency has been completed. The road towards the Jewish Agency has been so difficult, there being so many obstacles, that each step forward deserves to be welcomed. The appointment of the American non-Zionist representation is indeed such a step.

“The entire weight of the Agency influence on the march of events in Palestine will become evident, of course, when the Agency will have started functioning and when we will have before us the actual results. Only then, will it be time to point out the merits and shortcomings, and to draw conclusions. Now, however, when the Agency is in process of formation, we may only welcome each step which brings it nearer, as a step leading in the long desired and expected direction,” the paper says.

Similar is the view expressed by the “Jewish Morning Journal.” “The list of the 41 Agency delegates selected to represent the non-Zionist American Jews is without doubt the greatest gain which Zionism has made in the past several difficult years,” the paper writes. “The list represents a masterly combination of the many-sided Jewry in this country. Reform temples, radical labor leaders, 100% Yehudim, are represented in the list, which is not yet. complete There are even sons of fathers who were outspoken enemies of Zion. Here is a triumph, which Zionism has scored in Jewish life, among ourselves, which is worth many times more than all the triumphs which the movement has recorded outside of Jewish life in previous good years. Zionist enthusiasm, coupled with Agency means, may lead to redoubling the results of the work.”

Michael Fox, father of William Fox, motion picture producer, in the hospital as the result of injuries in an auto accident, was hurt Friday night in an auto collision. The elder Fox was being burried to the Red Cross Hospital in Tannersville, in an ambulance which was struck by a truck. Doctors at the Hospital said Mr. Fox. who is seventy-one, has an even chance for recovery. He became ill on his arrival in Tannersville.

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