BUENOS AIRES (Oct. 2)
The South American Zionist Conference concluded here today after approving resolutions calling for “major assistance to youth education and Chalutziut” and recommending initiation of a study of united fund-raising campaigns here.
The conference, attended by delegates from seven countries, also urged the introduction of sanctions against “those denying campaign contributions.” The delegates also supported creation of an Israel Institute here under the auspices of the Israel legation and Jewish Agency. Finally, the delegates called for centralization of the Agency’s functions throughout Iatin America.
Earlier, addressing the meeting, Zerubavel, left-wing member of the Jewish Agency executive, declared: “We do not want foreign investments which would exploit and sweat our workers.” Zerubavel also attacked the “clerical” Jews and criticized Premier David Ben Gurion. His remarks were frequently interrupted and Eliahu Dobkin, Jewish Agency Leader, countered with a statement that Israel “wants and needs private capital” and demanded that the Russian “satellites let the Jews go to Israel.”