Revisionist Headquarters to Be Moved to Geneva to Bring Palestine to Fore Internationally
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Revisionist Headquarters to Be Moved to Geneva to Bring Palestine to Fore Internationally

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In a press communique issued yesterday by Meir Grossman, vice-president of the World Union of Zionist Revisionists, the resolutions adopted at the recently concluded Revisionist congress in Vienna are explained.

Discussing the reasons for the contemplated transfer of Revisionist headquarters from London to Geneva, the communique says the purpose is two fold. The transfer will permit at least three members of the Revisionist Executive to reside permanently in Geneva. In this manner avenues will be opened up for political work apart from that with Great Britain. The international obligations to the restoration of the Jewish National Homeland in Palestine will be brought to the fore, in this fashion, it is hoped.

Although it is to be hoped that a possibility for co-operation, friendship and mutual trust with Great Britain exists, nevertheless every avenue for the defense of the rights of the Jews in Palestine must be utilized, says the communique.

Referring to the Revisionist decision to form a non-partisan trade union in Palestine, it is explained that conflict with the Histadruth, existant Palestine Labor Federation, is not intended. The purpose of the Revisionist union will be to fight monopoly, and to prevent unnecessary strikes and labor dictatorship in the interests of thousands of non-partisan workers.

The question of discipline for members of the Revisionist Union is purely theoretical and has no material value, according to the communique.

This latter question evoked considerable discussion in view of the fact that the Revisionists were admitted to the Zionist Organization as a separate Union, and as such, according to the Actions Committee, are subject to the constitutional rules of the Zionist organization regarding discipline.

The Revisionist congress adopted a resolution establishing that its members who are shekel payers owe first allegiance to the Revisionist Union.

The controversy on this subject led to the resignation of Richard Lichtheim, head of the Revisionist organization in Germany.

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