The second national conference of the Zionist Revisionist Organization of America closed last evening with the election of new officers following a day largely taken up with debate on a dozen resolutions. The session was held at the Blue and White Center, 122 Second avenue.
Of prime interest among the resolutions was one, adopted unanimously, pledging the Revisionist movement on this side of the Atlantic “to stand unflinchingly by its world leadership” in the present differences with the World Zionist Organization and its Actions Committee.
Another resolution lashed “certain Jews” for failure to adhere to the anti-German boycott and condemned ratification by the Actions Committee of a transfer agreement with the Reich as “a betrayal of the interests of Jewry and a slur upon the name of Israel.”
Other declarations which were approved by the delegates called upon: American Jewry to support the National Labor Organization of Palestine; demanded that provisions of Great Britain’s mandate must be applied to Transjordan as part and parcel of Palestine; urged the world leadership of Revisionism to launch the second stage of the petition movement aimed at bringing about reforms in the Palestine regime; proclaimed a campaign to raise $25,000 for the Tel Hai Fund; expressed thanks for the visit of Vladimir Jabotinsky; protested revocation by the Palestine government of the citizenship of Aba Achimeier.
Dr. Yevin and L. Lichter recommended establishment of regional districts to further Revisionist growth.
The resolution concerning relations with the Zionist Organization asserted the Revisionists are ready to subordinate freedom of political action to a united front pledged to work in a true spirit of state Zionism, but added:
“We reject any other limitation of Revisionism’s independence.”
The boycott statement, describing Hitlerite legislation and discrimination against German Jewry as tantamount to an attack on world Jewry, placed the conference on record as deploring “lack of spirit” in those Jews who do not firmly support the boycott.
Outstanding portions in a declaration of general principles which was unanimously adopted voiced these demands:
All Jewish labor for all Jewish enterprises in Palestine; establishment of such agrarian, tariff and fiscal reforms “as are indispensable for repatriation”; legalization of Jewish self-defense; Jewish contingents in the British garrison; settlement of social conflicts by arbitration; unfettered repatriation on both sides of the Jordan for all Jews who desire it; abolition of discrimination between classes or Zionist parties as to rights of immigration; opportunity of employment or assistance by national funds; fair distribution of immigration certificates.
A farewell banquet was given Sunday night in honor of Jabotinsky, who is scheduled to sail for France tomorrow, and William B. Ziff, due to leave on a trip to the Holy Land next week. A meeting of the Brith Trumpeldor, Revisionist youth organization, was held last night with Mr. Jabotinsky participating.
The following officers were elected: William B. Ziff, president; Beinish Epstein, vice-president; L. Birkson of Pittsburgh, treasurer, and B. Riecheck, secretary. Elias Ginsburg was reelected chairman of the central committee. Others elected to the committee include: S. Spring of New Rochelle, Mordecai Danzis, A. Kleinberg of Philadelphia, H. Vechsler of Montreal, D. Epstein of St. Louis, Dr. Morris M. Rose and David Mogilensky.
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