Resignation of Four May Lead to New Elections in Salonika

The resignation of four leading members of the newly elected communal council of the Salonika Jewish community this week are expected to lead to new community elections and to a new council consisting almost entirely of Zionists by virtue of an agreement between the Zionists and the Mizrachi.

The council of 12, which was chosen by the general assembly of 70, as it now stands consists of 3 anti-Zionists, 5 non-party members and 4 Zionists. In the latter group are Senator Ascher Mallah, president of the Zionist Federation, and Isaac Ameriglio, a member of the Zionist Federation’s governing committee.

David Florentin, vice-president of the Zionist Federation, and Mentech Bessantchi, deputy member of the governing committee as well as the president of the Mizrachi, failed of election to the council. Leon Recanatty, president of the B’nai Brith and member of the Jewish Agency Council for Greece, Ascher Mallah and Isaac Ameriglio have resigned while Leon Gattegon, former president of the Jewish community, is also ready to resign.

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