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Congress Court Rules Suspension of Revisionists As Separate Union Within Zionist Organization

The Court of Honor of the World Zionist Organization last night voted to suspend the World Union of Zionist Revisionists as a separate Union within the organization, ruling that the Revisionists have contravened the resolutions adopted by the Actions Committee last summer forbidding any of the Separate Unions to conduct separate political activity.

At the same time the Congress court recognized the right of the Zionist Executive to object to any activity undertaken by the Revisionists which it holds damaging to its own political undertakings.

The Court was summoned specifically to hear charges against Dr. S. E. Soskin, vice-president of the Revisionist Union, for discussing with the Polish Foreign Minister, Beck, Zionist matters.

At the last moment, Dr. Soskin, who was scheduled to conduct his own defense, failed to appear. Yesterday afternoon, the Revisionist leader, who is stationed in Geneva, asked Dr. Gronemann to postpone the trial until the World Zionist Congress convenes, as he found himself unable to come to Berlin. He made a request that the hearing be postponed till the coming Congress.

Dr. Gronemann decided, however, to proceed with the trial, in the absence of Revisionist spokesmen. The Zionist Executive was represented at the trial, which lasted until three in the morning, by Berl Locker, executive