Berlin (Sep. 7)
Richard Lichtheim, storm center at the just concluded congress of the World Union of Zionist Revisionists, today resigned from the presidency of the Revisionist Union in Germany.
In a statement to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Dr. Lichtheim said: “In view of the resolutions adopted at the Vienna conference I cannot see my way to continue holding a leading position in the Revisionist Union.”
The congress voted down Dr. Lichtheim’s demands which included the setting aside of the Calais agreement which gives to individual Revisionists the right to decide whether or not to pay the shekel to the world Zionist Organization, as well as an appeal to Vladimir Jabotinsky, head of the World Union of Zionist Revisionists to return to the Zionist Organization.
The Palestine delegation at the congress was particularly sharp in its attitude to Dr. Lichtheim, demanding his resignation from the Executive and from the Actions Commitee as a Revisionist representative. Dr. Lichtheim was not elected to the new Revisionist Executive.
Stating that his future relationship to the Revisionist Union had been dependent upon the rejected demands, Dr. Lichtheim said that he found it impossible to continue in a post of leadership particularly in view of the intolerable conditions created by the Palestine Revisionist Union.