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Poale Zion Backs U.S. Zionist Federation, Scores Palestine Council

The Poale Zion – Zeire Zion Party at the closing session of its thirtieth jubilee convention, last night adopted a resolution backing the plan of David Ben-Gurion, Zionist labor leader, for formation of a national federation of Zionist parties.

A strong protest against the recently proclaimed Palestine legislative council was voiced in another resolution. The convention also voted support of the campaigns of the United Palestine Appeal, the Jewish Labor Committee for Palestine, the Jewish National Fund, the Hechalutz organization and urged a drive for the sale of 400,000 shekolim in America this year.

Another resolution backed convocation of an American Jewish Congress convention and authorized the Central Committee to publicly withdraw from the Congress unless it prepares in 1936 for general democratic secret elections for a 1937 world Jewish congress.

The membership of the central committee was reduced from twenty to thirteen and the following were named members: David Wertheim, secretary; Chaim Greenberg, editor of the Yiddisher Kaempfer; Abraham Balfour, Louis Segal, Hirsh Ehrenreich, Isaac Hamlin, Sam Segal, Prof. Chaim Fineman, Samuel Bonchek, Zvi Ariel, Pinchas Singold, David Pinski and Mr. Philip, all New Yorkers. In addition there will be an actions committee of twenty-five with members from all parts of the country.

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