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Michigan Zionist Head Scores Sherman Statement

Simon Shetzer, president of the Michigan State Zionist Federation, on the eve of his departure for Atlantic City, attacked the statement by Carl Sherman last week in which he pointed out “the disparity between the strength of Zionist sentiment and the weakness of the Zionist Organization.”

“Mr. Sherman proceeds,” stated Shetzer, “to place by innuendo the entire blame upon the administration and he proposes as a solution an ‘augmented leadership.’ Mr. Sherman’s resolution is so simple and puerile that it must be accepted by Zionists of America for what it is—a smoke screen laid down to hide a very patent attack upon the parent leadership of the Zionist Organization, motivated by a desire to create more elective offices.

“The fault is not with our leadership but with ourselves. There is only one way to get members and that is by personal solicitation.”