Bill for Securing Legal Status for Jewish Agency Being Drafted

Maurice Boukstein, attorney for the Jewish agency in New York, who is now here, has begun to draft a bill outlining the Jewish agency’s legal status in Israel for eventual submission to the Knesset, it was learned there today. Pinhas Rosen, legal adviser to the World Zionist Organization, will assist him.

An Agency spokesman today said that there is no intention of liquidating the office of Agency comptroller. He made this statement in refutation of a statement several days ago by Dr. Emil Shmorak that the office of comptroller was moribund. He also insisted that the Agency’s treasury department has given whatever documents were necessary and will supply any others that may be necessary for Dr. Shmorak to complete his report on the Agency set-up. Any new comptroller coming into the office will have available to him all the documents that have been accumulating from the time of the last World Zionist Congress to the present, the spokesman added.

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