NEW YORK (Jun. 7)
The problems which will be discussed by the forthcoming plenary session of the Jewish Agency executive in Jerusalem were outlined here today by Dr. Nahum Goldmann, chairman of the executive prior to his departure for Europe for talks in Vienna with Austrian authorities on reparations to Jews. Dr. Goldmann, who will chair the Agency’s executive session in Jerusalem where he will go from Vienna, stated:
“The agenda of the meeting of the Jewish Agency executive includes major problems affecting the structure and character of the World Zionist movement in the near future. It has long been realized that the World Zionist Organization must undergo structural adjustments as a result of the realization of one of its major aims–the establishment of the State of Israel. We are now confronted with the task of implementing other points of the Zionist platform launched more than fifty years ago at the first Zionist Congress in Basle, Switzerland.
“Israel is faced with serious economic and social problems which require the maximum mobilization of Jewish support throughout the world. The Zionist movement is seeking increased cooperation and participation by non-Zionists, and how to achieve this participation is one of the issues under discussion. In addition and by no means of secondary importance – is the aim of the Zionist movement to establish reciprocal cultural relations between Jewish communities throughout the world and the people of Israel.
“These relations must be based on the common Jewish heritage, and furthermore, on the readiness of both the people of Israel and Jews throughout the world to accept joint responsibility for the furtherance of contemporary Hebrew culture as shaped by the experience and the traditions of Jews throughout the free world.”