London (Dec. 12)
The 17th World Zionist Congress will be held February 24th in Carlsbad, Czecho-Slovakia, the Zionist Executive announced today. The date had been set for February 5th by the Zionist Actions Committee at its emergency meeting in November, but no site had been selected. Carlsbad was chosen after prolonged and careful investigation as to the place best suited for the Congress under present conditions. The Czecho-Slovakian government has been informed of the decision.
Although the agenda have not yet been published this congress will be the most important since the war. Among the momentous decisions to be taken by the congress will be what attitude the Zionists should take toward the British government in view of recent political developments in general and the White Paper in particular, and the resignation of Dr. Chaim Weizmann as president of the World Zionist Organization.
All parties within the Zionist Organization are making strenuous efforts to have their delegates elected.