Lipsky Lays Weizmann’s Removal to Majority of U.S. Delegation
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Lipsky Lays Weizmann’s Removal to Majority of U.S. Delegation

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The responsibility for the removal of Dr. Chaim Weizmann as World Zionist president was placed on the majority of the American delegation, which was accused of displaying old prejudices, in a statement made by Louis Lipsky, former president of the Zionist Organization of America, in a cable to The Day. Mr. Lipsky, who was a staunch adherent of Dr. Weizmann and who abstained from voting for Nahum Sokolow, the new president, split off from the American delegation in the voting at the World Zionist Congress.

In the course of his cabled comment Mr. Lipsky said: “the protests that have already been registered at the outcome of the Congress are fully justified. The majority of the American delegates, by joining the Revisionists, must assume full responsibility for the unfortunate results. The American delegation was responsible for the first bloc against the Labor group ever formed at any Zionist Congress, and for the removal of Dr. Chaim Weizmann.”

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