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Elections to World Zionist Congress Cause Split in the Ranks of Austrian Zionists

A split has developed in the Austrian Zionist movement following the repudiation by the General Zionists of an agreement to suspend elections for delegates to the World Zionist Congress and, instead, to send one delegate each representing the General Zionists, Mapai, Mapam and Mizrachi of Austria.

The General Zionists subsequently called for elections and were supported in this matter by the World Zionist Executive. The others boycotted the elections with the result that all four seats were assigned to the General Zionists. The other parties intend to send one delegate each to the Congress and to appeal to the Congress praesidium limit the General Zionists to one delegate.