Rabbi Wise Attacks Laborites, Dr. Weizmann
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Rabbi Wise Attacks Laborites, Dr. Weizmann

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tiating with Dr. Weizmann over acceptance of the presidency.

Dr. Weizmann’s reported insistence on the authority to determine the composition of the executive was not made to the Laborite representatives, it was learned. In discussions regarding the Jewish Agency for Palestine, he was quoted as expressing his belief that there should be no drastic reforms but that any changes in the structure of the Agency should be on the basis of friendly negotiations with the non-Zionist members of the Agency.


The Agency, which is composed of fifty percent Zionists and fifty percent non-Zionists, among whom are Felix M. Warburg, Rabbi Samuel Schulman, of New York, and Dr. Cyrus Adler, of Philadelphia, has come under heavy criticism during the present congress. Every faction has voiced demands that the non-Zionist representation on the body, which represents Jewry in negotiations with the League of Nations and with Great Britain, the Palestine mandatory power, should be reduced. It was established in 1929 largely through the efforts of Dr. Weizmann, who is known as the “father of the Jewish Agency,” and the late Louis Marshall.

Consideration of leadership of the organization therefore, entered a new phase tonight, as leaders of all factions began negotiations among themselves over the composition of an executive body not built around Dr. Weizmann.

Emanuel Neumann, American member of the Jewish Agency executive, reporting for the political commission on the Transjordan situation, tonight recommended continuation of negotiations leading to the opening of the Transjordan area to Jewish colonization, and the appointment of a special committee to continue them.

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