London (Oct. 11)
Reports that the coming 17th World Zionist Congress will take place in January were neither denied nor confirmed today by the World Zionist Executive following inquiries made by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
It was officially indicated to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that in view of the expected declaration by the British government of its future policy with regard to Palestine as well as in connection with the Simpson report which is expected to be published at the end of this month it is likely that the Zionist Executive will avail itself of the opportunity to utilize the recommendation made by the Zionist Actions Committee.
This recommendation, which was adopted at the recent session of the Committee in Berlin, stated that if outstanding developments take place which make it desirable to call a Congress the Executive should then issue a call for the Congress.
It is not excluded, however, that the Congress will take place in January in the event that circumstances require, it was pointed out to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, since January is a month during which delegates could more conveniently attend a Congress than during the other busy months of the year.