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New Zionist Body Adopts Constitution

After adopting a constitution demanding the creation of a Jewish majority on both sides of the Jordan and the establishment of a Jewish State in Palestine on the basis of “reason and social justice in the spirit of the Bible,” the constituent congress of the New Zionist Organization was concluded here at 6 o’clock this morning.

Closing addresses were made by Jacob de Haas of New York, veteran American Zionist, and Vladimir Jabotinsky, leader of the Zionist Revisionist Organization.

An executive of eleven persons was elected consisting of S. Jacoby, Schwartzman, Klinger, Dr. Schechtman, D. Jaen, Kaganovitz Ari Levy, Jacob Spektor, Lavi Jungster, S. Tiomkin and Oscar Rabinovitch.

Read by Jabotinsky, the constitution was unanimously adopted by the congress. The charter calls for the repatriation of all Jews wishing to make Palestine their home, and the liquidation of the Diaspora.

According to the constitution, the New Zionist Organization declares itself to be the basis for organizing the Jewish nation in accordance with the provisions of the Palestine Mandate. It assumes the right for itself to handle all questions connected with the function of advising and cooperating with the Mandatory Power. The constitution also reserves the right for the New Zionist Organization to demand of the League of Nations that it be recognized as the representative of the entire Jewish nation, when the new body shall have reached a “progressive point of development.”

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