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Z.O.A. Convention Opens in Atlantic City; Will Not Endorse Palestine Partition Plan

The 49th convention of the Zionist Organization of America, which is opening formally tomorrow evening, will reject any resolution calling for endorsement of the partition plan for Palestine offered by the executive of the Jewish Agency to the British Government, a spokesman for the ZOA leadership said today.

The convention also will oppose any further postponement of the World Zionist Congress which is scheduled to open in Switzerland early in December. A recommendation against further postponement was adopted at a meeting of the ZOA national executive committee held this morning.

Approximately 1,500 delegates from all parts of the country have arrived here to attend the convention. They represent a constituency of over 500,000 members, according to an official announcement.

Leaders of the ZOA today declined to comment on the statements made by Dr. Nahum Goldmann during the last few days in Washington and New York in support of the partition plan. They said that it would be premature to make any such comment prior to the opening of the convention. However, a spokesman for the ZOA leadership said that “there is no doubt that Dr. Goldmann’s statements are viewed with considerable disapproval.”