New York (Dec. 26)
The executive committee of the Zionist Organization of America today announced that at a meeting last week in New York it decided to inaugurate a “strong campaign” against the American Council of Judaism for its anti-Zionist activities. Dr. James G. Heller of Cincinnati, former president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, will direct the campaign, the announcement said.
Addressing the session of the executive committee, which was held at the Hotel Commodore, Dr. Heller warned it not to underestimate the danger which the American Council for Judaism represents for the Zionist movement. He reported that the Council is very active in a number of cities and is also disseminating anti-Zionist literature among influential persons.
Dr. Stephen S. Wise, who also spoke at the session, severely criticized the testimony given by Assistant Secretary of State Breckinridge Long before the House Foreign Affairs Committee with regard to the Jewish refugee question. He reported that a memorandum will be submitted to the State Department challenging Mr. Long’s data on the number of Jewish refugees admitted to this country. Dr. Israel Goldstein, ZOA president, spoke on Dr. Weizmann’s political activities in London and declared that a detailed report concerning the latest Zionist political developments will be submitted to an all-day session of the new Administrative Council of the Zionist Organization of America which will be held in New York on January 23.