Cleveland (Jul. 3)
Now no one will be able to say the Zionist leadership does not submit to discipline.
It was a bitter pill but it had to be swallowed.
Palestine was placed above personalities.
Thus in effect did some of the men who have stood at the helm of the Zionist movement in this country during the past nine years characterize for this correspondent, their part in the drama called the Thirty-Third Annual Convention of the Zionist Organization of America, brought to a close after three hectic days of patient waiting on the part of the delegates and bargaining, bickering, pleading and submitting on the part of the helmsmen.
By common consent it was an extraordinary convention replete in dramatic moments though most instances that would lend themselves to dramatic effect were dissipated.
If welding together the element in American Zionism which has been more or less on the outside since 1921 with those who have conducted the affairs of the Zionist Organization since then, was the main object of this convention, then it achieved its end. For peace has been concluded. Who that was close enough did not have a strange feeling run up his spine as he watched the gaunt figure of Louis Lipskyâ€”tall, erect, shoulders back, face taut and hands firm, watching the slow rythmic approach of Jacob de Haas, his head a bit to one side, his eyes to the ground, his face ghastly pale, heading the procession to the dais. The silence was oppressingâ€”was choking. Every tread of the foot was heard throughout the room.
They metâ€”these two men who for years and years carried the movement