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Freedom Movement Parley in Israel Concludes; Urges Govt. to Give Up Partition Plan

The two-day conference of the Irgun-sponsored Freedom Movement ended here today after adopting a series of resolutions declaring that concessions made by the present Israeli Government will not bind the administration that comes to power after the elections and demanding that the government’s agreement to the U.N. partition resolution be withdrawn.

Other resolutions asserted that: 1. Jerusalem must become the Israeli capital; 2. There should be no negotiations with King Abdullah and no agreement should be reached with him; 3. Negotiations with other Arab states should be conducted only after their forces will have been withdrawn from Palestine; 4. Israel. should follow a course of complete neutrality between the East and West.

The conference also adopted a resolution demanding that a program be undertaken to “save all Jews in Arab countries” and warned all Arab states that any acts committed against Jews in their territories would be considered war crimes. The meeting also resolved that Israeli citizenship should be granted to any Jew living abroad who wishes to renounce his present citizenship.

The government was urged to repeal the Emergency Defense Regulations, release all “innocent persons” datelined under the emergency measures and bring all those accused of crimes to trial immediately. The government was also urged to conduct free, democratic elections.”

The parley elected an executive of nine members and a central committee of 54 which will prepare for a foundation convention for the new party. The executive is composed of Menachem Beigin, Jacob Meridor, L. Weinshali, Arieh Ben Eliezer, Hillel kook known in the United States as Peter Pergson, Haim Landau, Yohanan Bader, Samuel Merlin and Shmuel Katz.

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