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N.z.o. Refusal to Support Hebrew Liberation Committee Leads to Split in Party

Refusal by the leadership of the New Zionist Organization of America to support the recently-formed “Hebrew Committee of National Liberation” has resulted in the revival of the old Zionist-Revisionist Party here by a dissident group composed of twelve active members of the N.Z.O.

The opposition group today issued a statement announcing the split and expressing its “wholehearted support” of the Liberation Committee. The group includes three ex-presidents of the Zionist-Revisionist organization, Prof. J. Smertenko, M. Danzis and Rabbi M. Rose. The statement emphasizes that the dissidents have decided to organize themselves as “the Union of Zionist Revisionists in the U. S.” as result of the fact that the three-day session of the party council of the New Zionist Organization, which was held this week in New York, rejected a resolution urging support of the Hebrew Committee of National Liberation.