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Creation of an American Zionist Congress Suggested; Reasons Given

A statement calling for the creation of an American Zionist Congress similar to the World Zionist Congress was issued here today by Louis Segal, leader of the Labor Zionist movement in this country.

Mr. Segal asserted that “the only solution to the chaos existing on the American Jewish scene today is the establishment of a democratically based central body for the conduct of mutual activities for Zionism, Jewry and Israel. “This, he said, is the responsibility not of one Zionist group, but of all Zionist groups in this country.

“An American Zionist Congress should be convened once every two or three years, ” Mr. Segal suggested, “which should consist of delegates from every Zionist party and faction. Such a body, similar to the World Zionist Congress, would be able to decide on the various problems which confront American Zionists. Such a body will, to a great extent, raise the prestige of the entire Zionist movement and will certainly help cement Zionist forces in American Jewish life.”