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Zionist Executive Considers Special Zionist Congress

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A call for an extraordinary congress of the World Zionist Organization is being considered by the Zionist Executive here, it was learned today. The congress would be called on the basis of new elections. The last congress was the 16th at Zurich and the 17th is not scheduled until 1931.

Although no definite announcement has come of the call for an extraordinary congress, the Zionist Executive is considering this step in view of the political situation created by the stoppage of immigration to Palestine and by the demand for a special congress from various Zionist organizations throughout the world.

A demand for an immediate convocation of the Zionist Congress was voiced at a meeting of 2,000 Revisionists (opposition to Weizmann regime) protesting against the immigration stoppage. Other resolutions demanded the revocation of all orders contrary to the spirit of the Palestine Mandate.

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