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The new agreement just announced between the Zionist Executive and the Revisionist party indicates that the Zionist movement is well on the road towards peace and unity.

While the previous agreements could have been considered only pacts between the Revisionists and the Laborites, the present agreement is definitely a pact with the World Zionist Executive. It has nothing to do with labor problems. It provides the suspension of the boycott which the Revisionists have proclaimed against the Jewish National Fund and the Keren Hayesod and it restores the rights of the Revisionists to immigration certificates for Palestine.

This new agreement shows that peace in Zionism is possible despite the efforts of extremists to prevent it. The extremists in the ranks of the Laborites as well as in the ranks of the Revisionists will have to give way if they are actually interested in the Zionist cause.

The communique issued by the Zionist Executive announcing the new agreement adds that negotiations are being continued for reaching unity also on other important Zionist issues. These negotiations, it may be hoped, will terminate successfully only if not hindered by false and harmful rumors such as have been spread recently.

Naturally, the most difficult problem is to make the Revisionists see that they cannot conduct independent political action outside the Zionist Organization. Mr. Jabotinsky in his statement sees a solution to this problem by establishing a modus vivendi. This viewpoint will, however, hardly be accepted by the majority of the Zionist Executive.

Credit must be given Pinchas Ruthenberg for the results already reached in the attempt to bring about peace between the fighting Zionist groups. It is due to Mr. Ruthenberg’s able mediation that these results have been achieved.

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