JERUSALEM (Jun. 16)
Dr. Paretz Bernstein, leader of the Israel General Zionist Party, today hailed the election of Rabbi Irving Miller as president of the Zionist Organization of America. Speaking at a press conference here. Dr. Bernstein declared that the Israeli General Zionists attach “great importance” to Rabbi Miller’s election.
The Israeli leader said that the “identification” issue, espoused by Rabbi Miller and his supporters, has been generally misunderstood and means only that the Z.O.A. is declaring that a bond of sympathy rather than organizational ties connect the two General Zionist Parties. He said that the issue would not have been important had not Premier David Ben Gurion intervened with Benjamin Browdy, outgoing president of the Z.O.A., to retract the “Atlantic City resolution” of solidarity between the two parties.