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Jerusalem Parley Agrees on Expansion of American Zionist Council

The consultations between Premier David Ben Ben Gurion and leaders of the American Zionist movement, which started last night, concluded today with an “amicable agreement which opens the doors wide for agreement among all Zionist parties in the United States,” it was reported here this afternoon. An official statement on the meeting read:

“Following a full discussion, it was unanimously agreed to recommend to the respective organizations the adoption of a program which proposes the strengthening of the American Zionist Council both nationally and locally to include the following spheres of activity:

“1. Public relations; 2. Coordination of Zionist participation in communal fund-raising for Israel; 3. Strengthening of Jewish and Hebrew education; 4. Youth work and Chalutziut; 5. Deepening of Zionist interest and participation in Jewish community life.”

The participants agreed to consider the calling of an assembly of American Zionists. The definitive program as well as the structure of the American Zionist Council was left for discussion and decision by Zionist groups in the United States.

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