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Z.O.A. “peace Committee” Reports on Effort to Effect Silver-wise Reconciliation

The committee appointed by the Z. O. A. to explore the possibilities of terminating the dissension within the organization has not yet arrived at a mutually satisfactory formula, but expects to submit a definite report within two weeks, at the next meeting of the executive committee, Judge Louis E. levinthal, chairman of the “peace committee,” announced at a meeting of the national executive of the Z.O.A. held yesterday evening under the chairmanship of Dr. Israel Goldstein.

Judge Levinthal revealed that the committee has discussed various possibilities with Dr. Stephen S. Wise, Dr. Abba Hillel Silver and with others. He asked that in the meantime the committee be empowered to continue its efforts.

Emanuel Neumann, leader of the pro-Silver group, voiced a feeling of disappointment at the delay in the sumbission of a definite report by the committee. He maintained that the committee has had ample time to complete its work and that another two weeks is too much time to lose. He asserted that the majority of American Zionists have voiced a desire for prompt action.

Daniel Frisch, chairman of the Administrative Council and member of the committee, appealed to Mr. Neumann and his assocciates to bear with the committee. Mr. Frisch asserted that the committee deferred its report because it felt it to be in the best interests of peace and the cause. He pleaded for a little more patience.

The executive committee voted to empower the peace committee to continue its efforts.

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