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Split in British Revisionist Party Revealed; Charge Freedom Party Trying to Take over

A major split in the Revisionist Organization of Britain, with possible repercussions in all branches of the world movement, was revealed here today. Dr. I. Ben. Ari, chairman of the British group, and Dr. S. Klinger, member of the world executive, explained at a press conference the background of attempts by members of the Irgun-sponsored Freedom Party to capture control of the organization.

Klinger said the Revisionist world executive had endorsed the decision of the British executive to postpones a conference called for last Sunday when “election manipulations proved that there was an organized attempt by the Freedom Party to wreak the party from within or deliver it to the Freedom Party’s leaders,” following the breakdown of negotiations in Tel Aviv for an agreement between the Revisionists and the Freedom Party.

Despite the decision to postpone the meeting, Ben Ari declared, the “dissidents met Sunday, constituting themselves a conference and unanimously voted non-confidence in the present executive.” The dissidents elected a new executive, headed by Ivan Greenberg, former editor of the Jewish Chronicle.