U.S. Picks 29 Zionists for World Congress, 13 of Them Laborites
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U.S. Picks 29 Zionists for World Congress, 13 of Them Laborites

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American Zionism will be represented at the forthcoming World Zionist Congress to be held at Prague on August 25 by twenty-nine delegates chosen by the five parties that had tickets in the field.

The United Labor Party, which led in the balloting, has chosen J. Pilch, of Chicago; J. Shapiro, of Cleveland; S. Schmitt, of Cincinnati and Chaim Greenberg, Meyer Brown, David Wertheim, E. Erenreich, Rachel Rubashow, S. Siegel and Louis Glantz, all of New York, to represent them at the Congress. The United Labor Party is entitled to thirteen delegates and the other three Labor representatives will be chosen at a meeting of the Central Committee of the party.

The General Zionist Coalition ticket will be represented by: Morris Rothenberg, Mrs. S. W. Halperin, Louis Lipsky, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, Rabbi Solomon Goldman, Mrs. Edward Jacobs, Judge William M. Lewis, Judge Julian W. Mack and Elihu D. Stone.

The Mizrachi delegation consists of: Rabbi Meyer Berlin, Rabbi Wolff Gold, Isidore Epstein, Mrs. Adele Goldstein, Rabbi I. M. Kowalsky and Harry Karp.

The American Revisionists are entitled to one delegate but according to officials of the organization, they will probably name one of six European Revisionists to represent them at the Congress.

The official certification by the Shekolim Board shows that a total of 21,323 votes was cast in the election, and divided among the five parties participating in the election in the following fashion:

Ticket No. No. Votes

1. General Zionist Coalition 6.477

2. United Labor Party 9,395

3. Mizrachi 4,138

4. Revisionists 917

5. Democratic Revisionists 396


The Shekolim Board also announced that a committee of the board had taken up the various charges concerning the irregularities committed by the Mizrachi in Baltimore and had decided to dismiss the charges.

Analysis of the votes received by the various Zionist parties all over the world shows that of the 238 delegates known to have been elected thus far (the total number of delegates is 279) the Laborites will control 117 delegates, elected on several Labor tickets. The General Zionists have elected 57 delegates, the Mizrachi 27, and the Revisionist groups will be represented by 37 delegates.

Elias Ginsburg, chairman of the central committee of the American Revisionists, in a letter to the Shekolim Board, contested the validity of the election of delegates to the World Zionist Congress and announced that the Revisionists would bring the matter up before the Congress court at Prague.

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