Labor Zionists Urge Creation of Central Representative Zionist Body in America

A resolution urging the liquidation of the American Zionist Emergency Council and the establishment of an inter-Zionist body “elected on a democratic basis by an American all-Zionist congress to be convoked along the same lines as the World Zionist Congress,” was adopted at a meeting here of the National Council of the Labor Zionist Organization of America. ,p/>The resolution says that the Zionist Emergency Council “has outlived its tine” and that the inter-Zionist representative body proposed to take the Council’s place is “to have the supervision over all Zionist matters” in this country, leaving to each affiliated Zionist group complete autonomy in the sphere of its own activities. “The Government of Israel and the world Zionist movement will have to recognize this democratically-composed Zionist body as the only representative organ though which they will conduct their work in the United States, except the work which will be undertaken directly by organs of the Israeli Government,” the resolution states.

Another resolution called upon the Jews of America to make the maximum effort on behalf of the 1949 $250,000,000 campaign of the United Jewish Appeal. It expressed thanks to Henry Morgenthau, Jr. for his leadership of the U.J.A. and expressed the opinion that he “should and must” retain the position of general chairman of the U.J.A, this year.

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