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Jewish Agency Wants No ZOA Delegation; Asked for Delegation of All U.S. Zionist Groups

The administrative committee of the American Zionist Emergency Council today issued a statement with reference to a report from Jerusalem that it has been suggested to the Jewish Agency executive that it invite Dr. Stephen S. Wise, Mrs. Rose Halprin and Dr. Israel Goldstein to come to Palestine to determine a policy for the Zionist Organization of America.

“In the course of the past two or three months,” the statement reads, “the Jewish Agency executive has made several requests to the Emergency Council to send a delegation representative of all groups to Palestine for a conference, in order to consider matters of general Zionist importance. The Council is ready to accept this invitation if transportation will be available. The Council knows of no such proposal as mentioned in the report from Jerusalem. The invitation to send a representative delegation to Palestine is one altogether independent of any controversy which may have arisen in Zionist ranks in this country.”