LONDON (Feb. 19)
The relations between the United Jewish Appeal and the Israel Bond drive in the United States will be one of the main questions to be discussed at the forthcoming plenary session of the Jewish Agency executive which is to open on March 6 in Jerusalem, it was revealed here today by Dr. Nahum Goldmann.
Dr. Goldmann, chairman of the American section of the Jewish Agency, told newsmen here that relations between the U.J.A. and the Israel Bond drive are not satisfactory at present. There is no system of coordination and a certain competition has developed, he stated.
The Jewish Agency session, Dr. Goldmann continued, will also discuss the situation of the World Zionist movement and methods for its re-organization. The relations between the Jewish Agency and the Israel Government in the light of the new exchange rates will also be considered at the session, he stated. The new rates, he said, alter the whole budgetary structure of the Agency.
Dr. Goldmann expressed the hope that there will be agreement on the draft legislation providing for the granting by Israel of a special status of the Agency before the Agency plenary session opens. He revealed that he is leaving tonight for Copenhagen and will proceed from there to Morocco from where he will fly to Israel.