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Formation of an American Council for Israel Urged by Neumann

The creation of an organizational framework to embrace all Pro-Zionist or Pro-Israel forces in Jewish life was advocated here last night by Dr. Emanuel Neumann, member of the Jewish Agency executive, addressing the annual conference of the Manhattan Zionist Region at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

Expressing the opinion that the reconstruction of the enlarged Jewish Agency along the old lines was not feasible at this time, Dr. Neumann tentatively suggested as a first step, the formation of an American Council for Israel to consist of representatives of important national organizations and of communities all of whom shall be democratically responsible of their constituency.

The proposed Council would serve at first as a consultative and coordinating body and assume wider functions as time went on, Dr. Neumann said. He envisaged “an organic development” leading eventually to the formation of a World Council for Israel in close cooperation with the world Zionist movement.

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