Storm in Zionist Actions Committee As Factions Charge Plot on Inquiry
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Storm in Zionist Actions Committee As Factions Charge Plot on Inquiry

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Failure of the members to appear at the meetings of the newly elected Actions Committee of the World Zionist Organization resulted in accusations made by the various factions against each other that a deliberate attempt was being made to obstruct discussion of the agreements with the German government, which have aroused a storm of criticism in the Congress itself.

According to reliable information received by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the committee to investigate the activities of the Palestinian Revisionists consists of M. M. Ussishkin, Dr. Leo Motzkin, Dr. Aron Barth, congress lawyer; Rabbi Schapiro, Dr. M. Soloweitshik and Eliau Berlin. It is understood that Dr. Motzkin and Mr. Ussishkin declined to serve but in accordance with the decision of the Actions Committee, three members are competent to carry out the inquiry.


At an earlier and very stormy session, the Actions Committee, after a lengthy struggle, had agreed upon the formula for the inquiry committee. It was decided that the membership of the committee would be kept secret. The committee is to choose the date on which it is to proceed to Palestine, and if it is so decided after the conclusion of the trial of the Revisionists accused of the murder of Dr. Chaim Arlosoroff, Zionist labor leader. The committee is to name its own staff.

Dr. Leo Motzkin was appointed president of the Actions Committee at the opening session. One Laborite, two General Zionists and one Mizrachi (Orthodox Zionist) were elected vice-chairmen. All parties are represented in the Actions Committee presidium, including the Mizrachi and the Grossmanites (Jewish State party) except the Jabotinsky Revisionists, the extreme right-wing Zionists.

The newly-elected executive of the World Zionist Organization held its first session here this afternoon, discussing topical questions before the London and Jerusalem executives. The division of portfolios among the new executive members was discussed also, it is believed.

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