Buffalo (Oct. 28)
Amalgamation of the American Poale Zion and Zeire Zion, left wing, into one Zionist Socialist Party was advocated by the Convention of the Poale Zion meeting at the Hotel Lafayette here. The Convention instructed the Poale Zion Central Committee to continue negotiations with the Zeire Zion for formulating a program for a united party.
The basis for the new program should include Yiddish as the language of instruction in the Folk Shulen and the teaching of the Hebrew language to such a degree as will assure knowledge of the language upon graduation. The convention instructed the Central Committee to take necessary steps to obtain the consent of the World Federation of the Poale Zion to the amalgamation of both parties in America.
A resolution to carry out the registration of Jewish workers in America who are ready to express their solidarity with the Palestine workers and their Zionist Socialist aspirations was adopted. By signing a declaration those who register a desire, through the World Federation of the Poale Zion will strengthen the political positions of working Paletine in the Socialist International and world labor movement.
Vigorous opposition to a united campaign of the Jewish Agency for Palestine with the Joint Distribution campaign was voiced at the convention. Having a positive attitude toward the relief and constructive work of the J. D. C. the convention finds imperative however, that in the first year after its organization, the Jewish Agency conduct a separate campaign for Palestine which will increase the prestige of the Extended Agency, the resolution adopted declared.
The convention finds the present time opportune for calling an American Jewish Labor Congress.