No Plenary Session on Wednesday; Name 11 Committees to Make Reports
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No Plenary Session on Wednesday; Name 11 Committees to Make Reports

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No plenary session was held by the Sixteenth Zionist Congress on Wednesday, in accordance with a resolution adopted late Tuesday night, to provide an opportunity for the various committees to consider the various problems presented and to bring in their recommendations. The next plenary session will be held Thursday morning.

Eleven committees; on policy, on the Jewish Agency, on finances, on cultural work, on organization, on immigration and labor, on agricultural colonization, on urban colonization, budget, and on health problems, were appointed and started their work.

The constitution question as to which body is to appoint the committees, the plenary session or the Committee on Committees, was debated causing tumult in the hall. It was finally decided that the committees are to be appointed by the Committee on Committees and approved by the plenary session.

Great excitement was caused among the delegations attending the Congress when reports from Palestine were received that the Wailing Wall question has entered a new acute phase. It was stated that Dr. Weizmann, upon receipt of the information from Jerusalem, drafted an urgent memorandum to the British Colonial Office concerning the matter. The memorandum was despatched by special courier to London.


It became known today among the delegates that at a caucus held last night by the Zionist Revisionists, a unanimous decision was adopted against the party sending representatives to the Zionist side of the Council of the Jewish Agency. They decided, however, to remain within the Zionist Organization and to send their delegates to the Zionist General Council, through which they hope to exercise their right of criticism of the Agency work.

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