World Jewish Congress Appeals to Zionists for Co-operation
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World Jewish Congress Appeals to Zionists for Co-operation

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Better understanding and active support by the World Zionist Organization of the aims and activities of the World Jewish Congress is urged in a report issued here today by the W.J.C. reviewing the activities of the organization for the last two years.

The 67-page report, prepared by Dr. I. Schwarzbart, head of the organization department of the World Jewish Congress, emphasizes that no rivalry or conflict between the idea of “ingathering of the exiles” and the idea of strengthening the positions of Jewish communities in countries outside of Israel “should be tolerated, let alone fostered.”

“The development not only of these communities but also of the State of Israel depends on strong Jewish communities in the Golah (the exile), and no weakening or hasty or panicky liquidation should be encouraged. More than ever before there is need of harmonious co-operation of the Zionist Organizations and the World Jewish Congress affiliates,” the report states.

Dr. Schwarzbart recommends that “regular and dependable sources of income” should be devised to implement the activities of the World Jewish Congress. “These sources,” he says, “will grow parallel with vigorous and persistent propaganda and action by the W.J.C.” in regard to the tasks it aims to perform.

One of these tasks should be the arousing in communities living in satisfactory conditions a sense of duty to help improve the material and cultural lot of less fortunate communities, Dr. Schwarzbart declares. He also recommends an increase in W.J.C. activities in behalf of the Jewish communities outside of Israel in the political field.

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