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Dr. Weizmann Arrives in Palestine; Crisis in Jewish Agency; Leading Member Resigns

Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, arrived here today by airplane from London. He was met at the airfield by members of the executive of the Jewish Agency. This is his first visit to Palestine since the outbreak of the war.

The arrival of Dr. Weizmann coincides with a crisis in the Jewish Agency executive. It was announced today that Isaac Gruenbaum, for many years a member of the executive, has resigned and is no longer participating in the work of the Agency. He represented the General of the General Zionists, demands that he be replaced by a member of the same group in the United States.

Rabbi Jacob Fishman, another member of the executive of the Jewish Agency, also submitted his resignation, which was not accepted. Leaders of the Mizrachi organization, of which Rabbi Fishman is a member, are conferring on whether Rabbi Fishman should insist that his resignation be accepted.