Zurich (Aug. 6)
The session scheduled for Thursday afternoon was not held, since it became necessary to enable the committees to complete their work and to provide an opportunity for further negotiations with the party leaders when the solution of the Executive crisis appeared to be within sight. Instead, a plenary session was called for Tuesday 9 P. M.
The change occurred when the Executive obtained the consent of Harry Sacher to enter a coalition Executive. He stipulated two conditions: first, that the Congress adopts no binding decisions with regard to details of the budget, but merely passes the budget outline, and, second, that he identifies himself with Miss Szold’s policy with regard to education and demands satisfaction on her behalf.
It was stated that in the case of the laborites refusing to enter the coalition Executive on these conditions, which is probable, an effort will be made to enlist the cooperation of the Mizrachi, with the laborites remaining in opposition, which is, perhaps, more convenient for them than a coalition Executive.
Dr. Weizmann convened a meeting of his Executive in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency Congress room to discuss the new situation. Negotiations with Rabbi Berlin, president of the Mizrachi, were started, the main difficulty being the Mizrachi’s demand for the elimination of Miss Szold for her educational policy.