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Zionist Leaders Discuss Division of Duties Between Jewish Agency and Israeli Government

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The Jewish Agency executive will meet here this evening to decide whether to call a meeting of the Zionist Actions Committee during the cease-fire period. The meeting will also discuss the division of duties between the Agency and the Provisional Government of Israel.

The Actions Committee meeting will consider the future of the Zionist movement in the light of the proclamation of Jewish statehood. The Committee will also coopt new members to the executive of the Agency to replace members of the Israeli Cabinet who can no longer continue to serve as members of the Actions Committee. It is believed here that at least two of the new members will be from abroad, with one of these from the United States .The American member is expected to be named treasurer.

A leading member of the Jewish Agency told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today that “this is the last chance for the American General Zionists to take an active part in the movement’s affairs and in the executive. American Zionists should understand that any delays in calling a meeting of the Actions Committee are not advisable at this time,” he concluded.

Meir Grossman, president of the World Revisionist Executive, told a press conference here today that the organization’s headquarters are being transferred to Israel from Paric. Grossman criticized the Israeli Government’s failure to publicize the union of the Irgun and the Stern Group with the Haganah as a patriotic act and a manifestation of unity. He also reiterated the Revisionists demand for participation in a coalition war cabinet.

Questioned by newsmen as to the Revisionists attitude to the recently-proclaimed “Freedom Movement” of the Irgun, Grossman replied that “the matter is at present under consideration.”

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