Polish Zionists Will Form Separatist Jewish Communities if Agudath Israel is Succeseful in Forthcomi
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Polish Zionists Will Form Separatist Jewish Communities if Agudath Israel is Succeseful in Forthcomi

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The Zionists will break away from the organised Jewish Communities, and will set up separatist Communities, if the Agudath Israel proves successful in obtaining domination of the communities in the elections, which take place all over the country in May, under the new Jewish Community Regulations recently enacted by the Government, against which the Club of Jewish Deputies and the Zionists have repeatedly protested on the ground that by establishing the Jewish communities on a purely religious basis, and give the advantage to the extreme orthodox elements who are organised in the Agudah.

An announcement to this effect was made to-day at the meeting held here of the Party Council of the Zionist Organisation of Congress Poland. A resolution was adopted calling on all local Zionist organisations to put up their own lists in the elections to the Jewish Communities and to form blocs with other Pro-Palestine groups, in order to fight against clericalism.

Meanwhile a new orthodox party has been formd under the name Adass Israel, organised by the Rabbi of Grodziesk and the Rabbi of Parcev, and a group of Hassidim of the Lubavitcher Rabbi, to contest the elections as a non-partisan orthodox organisation, which will put up its own candidates in opposition to both the Agudath Israel and the Zionist Mizrachi.

The Jewish Socialist Party Bund, which some time ago secede from the Warsaw Jewish Community on the ground that it could not recognise the religious character of the Community, has not yet decided whether it will take part in the elections. Both the Left and Right Poale Zion, however, have decided to submit lists of candidates for election.

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