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Zionist Executive Elects Shertok As over All Head of Political Dept.

The newly elected World Zionist executive, meeting in an all-day session today reached an agreement under which Moshe Shertok remains head of the political departments of all branches of the executive, although he will be stationed in Washington.

Goldie Meirson was appointed director of the political department of the executive in Jerusalem with Dr. Moshe Sneh as a member of the department. The political section of the executive will be composed of a “bloc” headed by Shertok in which Mrs. Meirson, Dr. Sneh, Prof. Selig Brodetsky, Berl Locker and Dr. Nahum Goldmann will be included. The activities of the Washington office will be divided among the American members of the executive, with Shertok directing the office.

The executive will shortly begin scrutinizing the political developments in London to discover whether there are likely to be any changes which would permit Agency participation in the London Conference.

If and when the executive decides that the situation has so changed as to warrant reconsideration of the Congress decision not to attend the London talks, it will convoke the special committee of 15 appointed by the Actions Committee to decide on attendance at the conference.

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