Neumann, at Tel Aviv Rally, Attacks Israel Government for “leaning On” Non-zionists

A huge crowd which filled Tel Aviv’s Mograbi Theatre and overflowed into the adjacent street last night heard Dr. Emanuel Neumann, former president of the Zionist Organization of America, attack the Israel Government for allegedly slighting the World Zionist Organization and the Z.O.A. by “leaning on” non-Zionist elements in the United States.

Addressing the General Zionist rally, Dr. Neumann appealed for a strenghening of the ranks of the Zionist movement which he termed Israel’s “most loyal ally.” Dr. Neumann warned that the World Zionist Organization may be confronted with early liquidation and expressed regret that the forthcoming World Zionist Congress had been postponed until next year.

He bitterly charactorized the Israel Government’s attitude toward the Zionist Organization as extending “de jure recognition but not de facto.” This situation, he added, had created a “state of cold war” between the two.

Dr. Neumann insisted that the Israel Government’s underestimation of the strength of the organized Zionist movement throughout the world led to the lessening of Zionist enthusiasm and subsequently a drop in the yield of the fund-raising campaigns. He announced the General Zionists’ readiness to extend cooperation to all enterprises which lend stability to the country.

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