BASLE (Jul. 16)
Emanuel Neumann, New York attorney and banker, who was one of the two Americans elected to the resident World Zionist Executive at the closing session of the 17th World Zionist Congress yesterday, has been identified with the Zionist movement for more than 15 years. Mr. Neumann was one of the organizers of Young Judea, the national Jewish youth organization, in 1910.
In 1921 he helped to organize the Keren Hayesod and was its secretary for the first four years of its existence. It was due to his initiative that the United. Palestine Appeal was organized. Three years ago he was elected president of the American branch of the Jewish National Fund, a position he now holds.
His election to the World Zionist Executive is the climax of the active role he has played in the last three Zionist Congresses. At the 15th and 16th Congresses he was chairman of the budget committee. Mr. Neumann belongs to the Brandeis-Mack group of American Zionists and at the last convention of the Zionist Organization of American, when that group was returned to power, he was named chairman of the committee on public information.
Professor Selig Brodetsky, the only member of the retiring Weizmann Executive to obtain a place on the new Executive, is one of the outstanding mathematicians of England. He has long been associated with the Zionist movement. Three years ago he was appointed to the Zionist Executive. He is also a vice-president of the English Zionist Federation.
Since 1920 he has been lecturer in mathematics at the University of Leeds. In 1927 he visited the United States on behalf of the Keren Hayesod campaign. He is also a member of the board of governors of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Dr. Chaim Arlosoroff, one of the two Laborite members of the new Executive, was born in Russia but lived in Germany until 1924 when he went to Palestine. He was one of the founders and theoreticians of the Zionist labor fraction, Hitachduth and a member of the executive of the Jewish Labor Federation of Palestine.
He first won prominence when at the 13th Zionist Congress in 1923 he criticized the Zionist financial and economic policy and proposed the financing of the Palestine work by means of an international loan. At the 16th Zionist Congress, Dr. Arlosoroff was elected to the Zionist Actions Committee.
Berl Locker, the second American delegate, is general secretary of the Zionist Socialist Party of America and editor of its organ, the Jewish Worker. Born in Galicia, he turned to journalism in his youth. In 1915 he became Zionist Socialist Party. He represent- a member of the world executive of the ed his party at the international Socialist conventions in 1917, 1919 and 1921. Since 1929 he has been living in New York.
FARBSTEIN MIZRACHI LEADER
Heschel Farbstein, elected to the Executive as the representative of the Orthodox Zionists, is president of the Polish Mizrachi party and a former member of the Polish parliament. Until recently he was president of the Warsaw Jewish community, the largest in Europe. Farbstein was one of the founders of the World Mizrachi and a delegate to the first Zionist Congress.
With the exception of Farbstein, who is 61, the members of the new Executive are all young men. Arlosoroff, the youngest, is 32. Professor Brodetsky is 43. Emanuel Neumann, 40 and Berl Locker, 44.