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Zionists Deny Reported New Faction Pact

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Zionist circles here were deeply interested today in reports circulated in the Jewish press of Poland and Palestine that a new agreement between David Ben-Gurion and Vladimir Jabotinsky has been reached.

According to the reports, the Laborite leader Ben-Gurion and the Revisionist leader Jabotinsky have agreed to call a special Zionist Congress at which Dr. Chaim Weizmann would be appointed president of the World Zionist Organization and Jabotinsky would be named vice-president.

These reports were denied by the Zionist Executive in a statement to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Their only aim, the statement declares, is to hamper peace negotiations now proceeding between the Zionist Executive and the various factions.


Simultaneously it was reported from Palestine that the peace pact reached several weeks ago between Ben-Gurion and Jabotinsky in London to halt terroristic acts in the Zionist ranks has caused grave dissension among the rank and file of the Palestine Labor party as well as of the Revisionist party. It is alleged that leading members of the Revisionist party in Palestine who are the followers of Aba Achimeir, the extremist Revisionist leader now imprisoned in Palestine, are on the verge of leaving the party. Similarly, the extremist wing of the Labor party, the Hashomer Hatzair and Hanoar Haoved, have revolted against Ben-Gurion as their leader and are displaying posters of protest in the streets of Palestine, the reports say.

Upon inquiry of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, both the Laborite and Revisionist parties declined to make any statements. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency understands, however, that the only true fact about the reports in the press of Palestine and Poland is, that a far-reaching project is now under negotiation between the Laborites and the Revisionists for signing an agreement which would eliminate the existing sharp conflict in the trade union movement in Palestine. Alternative proposals for

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