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Zionist Factions Hold Parleys on Partition in Zurich As Congress Nears

DELEGATES FROM ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD, ARRIVING HERE FOR THE TWENTIETH BIENNIAL WORLD ZIONIST CONGRESS OPENING NEXT TUESDAY, PLUNGE IMMEDIATELY INTO PARTY CONFERENCES TODAY WITH THE BRITISH PROPOSAL TO PARTITION PALESTINE AS THE PRINCIPAL ISSUE BEFORE THEM.

THE MOST IMPORTANT GROUPS TO BEGIN DELIBERATIONS WERE THE LABOR ZIONISTS, NUMERICALLY THE STRONGEST DELEGATION AT THE CONGRESS, AND THE MIZRACHI, ORTHODOX ZIONIST ORGANIZATION. RABBI WOLF GOLD, MIZRACHI LEADER, SAID HIS GROUP WOULD OPPOSE PARTITION. HE CRITICIZED LORD SAMUEL FOR PROPOSING THAT JEWS REMAIN A MINORITY IN PALESTINE.

DR. CHAIM WEIZMANN, DAVID BEN-GURION AND THE ZIONIST LEADERS WERE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE TODAY FOR IMPORTANT CONSULTATIONS AMONG MEMBERS OF THE WORLD ZIONIST EXECUTIVE AND ZIONIST PARTY LEADERS BEFORE PROCEEDING TO GENEVA, WHERE THE PERMANENT MANDATES COMMISSION WILL MEET FRIDAY TO DISCUSS THE PALESTINE QUESTION.

A SPECIAL GUARD OF UNIFORMED POLICE AND PLAIN CLOTHESMEN WAS STATIONED BEFORE THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE JEWISH AGENCY FOR PALESTINE, WHICH OPENED OFFICES HERE TODAY. EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES WERE PLANNED BY THE POLICE TO GUARD THE TONHALLE, WHERE THE CONGRESS WILL OPEN TUESDAY NIGHT.

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