estine, was worked out by Ben Gurion, who is also the leader of the Histadruth, Central Labor Federation of Palestine, and Jabotinsky in a session lasting a day and a night.
Successful conclusion of the highly important negotiations led Zionist to express confidence that further arrangements to appease the other factions in the Zionist movement will be achieved in the near future.
Negotiations for unity in the Zionist movement were begun several weeks ago in London by the Zionist Executive. The procedure adopted was to hold separate conferences between the Executive and the contending factions. First the Zionist Revisionists were called to meet the Executive in London.
Two conferences were held with the Revisionists, admittedly the most difficult which face the negotiators. While the communiques issued at the close of the meetings were non-committal, it was indicated that a basis had been reached for further negotiations.
The successful close of the negotiations with the Revisionists has given rise to hopes that the negotiations with the General Zionists, now in progress, which are at a temporary standstill, owing to the desire of the negotiators to consult their organizations, may also be crowned with success.
Necessity for ending the factional fights in the Zionist movement, which in Palestine led to street battles between the Laborites and the Revisionists, has been urged by many Jewish groups.