Jerusalem (Sep. 18)
The Small Zionist Actions Committee Which has the last word on the decision as to whether the Jewish Agency should join the London conference on Palestine, today went into session to discuss the latest information from Paris where David Ben Gurion and other members of the executive of the Jewish Agency are reported to have decided in favor of participation, under specified conditions.
It is understood that the decision of the Actions Committee would greatly influence the expected announcement by the British Government regarding the demand of the Jewish Agency that its members be released from the Latrun detention camp, A final decision on the question of joining the London parley will be adopted by the Committee tomorrow afternoon.
Meanwhile, A.L. Gelman, president of the Mizrachi Organization of America who is now visiting Palestine, today released an article in the press here disclosing that some members of the Jewish agency executive are pressing for participation in the conference under any conditions, whereas the executive at its recent session in Paris definitely decided that the Jewish Agency should not propose any partition plan to Britain, but should earnestly consider such a plan if presented by the British Government.
Gelman today cabled Dr. Abba Hillel Silver, chairman of the American Zionist Emergency Council, in New York, warning Zionist leaders in the United States that some members of the Agency’s executive have changed their views and are pursuing a policy which is contrary to the decision of the executive, The American Mizrachi, Gelman pointed out today, will definitely reject any deviation from the decisions taken by the executive at its most recent session in Paris.