Long Branch, N. J. (Jun. 23)
Claiming that the Zionist Organization today needs stability in its own ranks as well as harmony and discipline, Louis Lipsky, president of the Zionist Organization of America, speaking at the convention of the Order Sons of Zion, urged a coalition of all forces at the coming Zionist convention in Cleveland. Although he did not mention the Brandeis-Mack memorandum specifically, Mr. Lipsky declared that since the riots of last summer the present Zionist regime had done everything in its power “regardless of pride and even of self-respect” to bring about a union of forces.
He asserted, in substance, that “if there is any group dissatisfied it must not resort to dictatorship method but should seek to enforce its demands in an open constitutional way at the forthcoming Cleveland convention”. Mr. Lipsky also attacked the attitude of the British government towards Palestine and the Mandate and declared there must be “a revision of policy”. He said that “the current situation affecting the Mohammedans in India must not be coupled with the Moslem situation in Palestine”.
The nearly 150 delegates and a like number of visitors were greeted by Bernard S. Deutsch, president of the American Jewish Congress, A. S. Juris, on behalf of Palestine labor, Rabbi Mirsky for the Histadrith Ivrith, Mordecai Danzis for the Zionist Revisionists, Dr. J. M. Ravid, former head of the Jewish Legionnaires, and I. Rudinsky for the Jewish National Fund.
Dr. Joseph I. Bluestone, president of the Order, in his annual message, declared that the Order had gained in members since the last convention and that the insurance funds show an increase of $13,000. Harry A. Pine, secretary, reported that the Order’s deficit had been reduced by half. Dr. Bluestone was presented with a Golden Book by the Moses Hess Camp of Philadelphia.