Revisionists Leave German Zionist Federation.

The second Conference of the German Zionist Revisionist Union, which has just been held here, has adopted a resolution that its members are no longer to be obliged to be members of the German Zionist Federation, and recommending them to leave the local groups of the German Zionist Federation, and establish independent Revisionist groups.

The resolution begins by welcoming the decision adopted at the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Revisionist World Union held in Calais a fortnight ago, as assuring the unity of the Revisionist movement and allowing it freedom of political movement. We expect our leaders, it proceeds, to do everything now without delay that will convert our programme ideas into actions, and give the Revisionist world movement strength and progress. This Conference pledges all German Revisionists to work in accordance with the decision adopted at Calais.

This Conference, it then says, declares that the Zionist Federation of Germany and its organ, the “Juedische Rundschau”, have for years taken a stand in fundamental questions of political Zionism which are from the Revisionist standpoint irreconcilable with the aims of the Zionist movement, and have been harmful both internally and externally. Since the Seventeenth Zionist Congress, at which the majority declared itself unambiguously in opposition to the conception of Zionism represented by the German Zionist Federation and the “Juedische Rundschau”, there has been no change in the attitude of the leaders of the German Zionist Federation, but, on the contrary, their opposition to Revisionism and their propaganda for the policy of the late President of the Zionist World Organisation, which Congress repudiated, has been continued with even greater impetus. The German Federation of the Revisionist Union protests against the one-sided and intolerant political attitude of the leaders of German Zionism, which has converted the German Zionist Federation from being a neutral working organisation of all Zionist groups into a one-sided fighting organisation against Revisionism. As an expression of protest, this Conference decides that the Revisionist members of the Committee of the German Zionist Federation resign their office, the German Revisionists will not participate in the delegate Conference of the German Zionist Federation, and the members of the German Zionist Revisionist Union are no longer obliged to belong to the German Zionist Federation and its local organisations. German Revisionists may, insofar as the local conditions make this appear necessary, belong as individuals to the local groups of the Zionist Federation of Germany, but this Conference recommends them to leave the local groups of the German Zionist Federation, and to establish independent Revisionist groups.

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