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Zionist Election Bloc Turns Down Union with Agudah; to Contest Elections Alone

After two days of negotiations, the recently organized united Zionist election bloc has decided not to join with the Agudath Israel, Orthodox non-Zionist organization. Following the insistence of Deputy Isaac Gruenbaum, president of the Polish Zionist Organization, and the Hitachduth, non-Socialist Zionist Labor Party, which is strictly against an election union with the Agudath Israel, the Mizrachi, Orthodox Zionist Party, also agreed to establish only a Zionist bloc.

As a result of this, a heated election campaign among the Jews is predicted with the Zionists and a number of Jewish economic groups on one side and the Augdah and other Jewish organizations on the other. The Agudah, some weeks ago, issued a public statement urging the establishment of a united Jewish front for the forthcoming elections.