Cracow (Jun. 18)
The World Conference of General Zionists broke up this morning after an all-night session, resulting in a split in the ranks of the World Federation of General Zionists.
The split occurred in connection with the demand of numerous delegates that the General Zionists establish their own labor organization in Palestine to counteract the influence of the Histadruth. The British delegates led the opposition to this demand.
It is understood that as a result of today’s split, the faction known as Group A of the General Zionists will form its own World Union with headquarters in London.
Meanwhile, Dr. Schwarzbart, the president of the World Federation of General Zionists, resigned his presidency today when the conference closed this morning without reaching an agreement on the controversial issue.
During the all-night session, a suggestion was made by Ben-Zion Mossinson, leader of the General Zionists in Palestine, to postpone the question of the establishment of a General Zionist labor organization until after the Zionist Congress in Lucerne. This suggestion only aggravated the situation.
In addition to disagreement on the labor question, a rift developed between the majority and the delegates from Britain on the question of internal party discipline. The Executive Committee of the World Federation of General Zionists demanded that all groups affiliated with the Federation agree in advance to carry out the resolutions to be adopted at the conference by