Two Zionist Youth Groups Merge; Sign Pact in Israel

The World Habonim Union was established here this week-end with the merger of the Habonim movement, which operates in countries outside Israel, and the United Pioneer Youth Movement of Israel. The Union is the Zionist Laborite youth movement.

Over 2,000 young people assembled here to watch Habonim delegates from the United States, Canada, Britain, Holland, South Africa, India, New Zealand and Australia conclude their pact with the Pioneer Youth Movement. It was agreed to pool all pioneering enterprises and turn them over to the new Union.

Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett, who addressed the parley, emphasized Israel’s need for a strong pioneer movement in its rapid expansion and called on Jewish youth throughout the world to build the pioneer movement.

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