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Eighty Percent of U.S. Jews Support Zionism, Says ZOA Official in Reply to Rosenwald

Eighty percent of the American Jewish community is actively in favor of the Zionist program, and a greater part of the remaining twenty percent are either indifferent or uninformed, Dr. Felix A. Levy of Chicago, chairman of the Committee on Unity for Palestine of the ZOA, said yesterday in a statement replying to the one issued this week by Lessing J. Rosenwald, president of the American Council for Judaism. Mr. Rosenwald had declared that “an overwhelming body of American Jews” opposed Zionism.

“There is absolutely no factual basis for statements such as that made by Mr. Rosenwald,” Dr. Levy said, “The organization which he represents has, in the course of three years of high-pressure public relations effort, been able to muster, even according to its own claims, only eight thousand members. “This is certainly not an ‘overwhelming body,’ – a fact which becomes oven more apparent when it is compared with the enrolled Zionist membership in the United States which stands today at more than 400,000.”