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Dr. Goldmann Criticizes Israeli Parties for Boycotting Elections to Zionist Congress

Addressing a press conference here today, Dr. Nahum Goldmann, chairman of the American section of the Jewish Agency, said that the boycotting of the elections to the World Zionist Congress by the General Zionists and Mizrachi in Israel is “a non-Zionist, non-patriotic act.” Such actions, he said, could lead to the end of the World Zionist Organization.

Dr. Goldmann termed as “nonsense” the rumors that the Zionists organizations of America would not send any delegates to the congress. He emphasized that he has been officially assured by Benjamin Browdy, president of the Z.O.A., that the organization will send delegates to the congress in Jerusalem. However, he added, that it was possible that some American delegates might boycott the congress.

Dr. Goldmann declared that although Mr. Ben Gurion’s speech at the Jewish Agency dinner in New York is open to “misunderstanding,” the Israeli Premier had never stated that he was against the granting by Israel of special status to the World Zionist Organizations.