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Group Protests Agency Decision to Bar Parties from Appearance Before U.N. Committee

The Hashomer Hatzair today published a statement protesting the Jewish Agency’s decision not to permit the various political parties in Palestine to make separate appearances before the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine. The statement added that the party would continue to oppose the Agency’s solution of the Palestine problem.

At a meeting last week, called by the Agency to explain its forthcoming testimeny before the inquiry committee, the left-wing Tenua L’Achduth Avoda and the Hashomer Hatzair parties and the rightist Revisionists and Aliya Hadashah were informed of the decision to bar separate appearances.

The delegates replied that they would not join in the Agency’s line, nor express their opinions, unless permitted to participate in all Agency meetings between now and the end of the September session of the U.N. General Assembly. They did not request voting rights at the meetings. The Agency rejected this demand, declaring that the opposition would have every opportunity of expressing its opinion at the meeting of the Zionist Actions Committee which has been scheduled for Aug. 24 in Paris.