Z.O.A. Stand on American Chalutzim Clarified; Israel Corporation Merges with P.e.c.

Clarification of the Zionist Organization of America’s stand on the sending of pioneers from the United States to Israel was given here last night at the Z.O.A. National Administrative Committee meeting by Daniel Frisch, Z.O.A. president. Stressing the need for concrete, constructive plan for selecting pioneers rather than the promotion of sentiment for pioneering, Mr. Frisch declared that “we have always regarded chalutziut as one of the great contributions which American Jewry can make to the upbuilding of the Jewish homeland, and this is precisely our position today.”

The Z.O.A. president also revealed that the Israel Corporation of American and the Palestine Economic Corporation have merged. He announced that the Z.O.A. has undertaken a campaign to supply machinery to the Jewish state in view of “the crying need for machines of all sorts.”

Mr. Frisch assailed persons in the Zionist movement who urge a small but compact organization. Asserting that the advocates of this position are “lacking in vision,” he stated his belief that the Z.O.A. must grow in numbers and would do so this year. He also attacked persons who, because of “their displeasure at some of the activities of the present Z.O.A. administration, withhold their support of the organization and predict catastrophic decline in membership.”

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