Action of Zionist Executive on Transference of Schools to Keneseth Israel Awaited

The Jewish community here is awaiting with considerable interest the action of the Zionist Executive with regard to the proposed transfer of the Zionist educational system, laboriously built up during the last generation, to the Jewish community. The proposed transfer is causing considerable concern both to the Jewish Agency Executive and to the Vaad Leumi because of the great responsibility involved.

On the one hand, all agree that the burden of supporting the educational system should be shifted as far as possible to the Jewish population itself. On the other hand, the Vaad Leumi is in no position to take over the responsibility in its entirety. The Vaad Leumi is understood to have proposed that instead of the transfer being made outright from the Executive to the Jewish community, there should be a condominium between the two in the management of the educational system.

This, it is believed, will be one of the questions to be discussed at a full meeting of the Zionist Executive.

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