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Strong Status is Sought by Zionist Faction

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Determined efforts to win a strong position for the General Zionists at the next World Zionist Congress in Lucerne will be made by the World Union of General Zionists, despite the split in its ranks, it was announced here today by Dr. I. Schwartzbard, resigned president of the World Union.

“The form assumed by the struggle between parties within the Zionist Organization is undermining the foundations of the Jewish national revival,” Dr. Schwartzbard said. “Our principal aim at the Congress will be to convince all parties to cease immediately all acts of enmity and to put a stop to the hostility in inter-Zionist relations.”

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Outlining the attitude of the World Union of General Zionists towards a number of problems which will come up at the Zionist Congress, Dr. Schwartzbard said that the World Union is definitely for Zionist discipline and condemns with the utmost severity every breach of this discipline, especially all external political activities unauthorized by the Executive.

The World Union of General Zionists is firm in its opposition to the establishment of a Legislative Council in Palestine. It regards also the present restrictive immigration policy of the Palestine government as injurious to the claims of the Jewish people as based on the Mandate.

Dr. Schwartzbard also emphasized that the World Union will insist at the Congress that the reconstruction of Palestine shall be carried through in a spirit of social progress and justice, without regard to class interests.

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