TEL AVIV (Jun. 15)
Dr. Nahum Goldmann, chairman of the Jewish Agency, today revealed that he had made a specific proposal for unification of the Israeli General Zionist and Progressive parties to Dr. Peretz Bernstein and Dr. Pinchas Rosen, leaders of the two parties. Dr. Goldmann made his disclosure here this morning before boarding a plane for Paris.
Dr. Goldmann proposed two specific steps as a prelude to unification: first, the establishment of a joint Parliamentary body to agree on a common attitude toward Parliamentary problems and government policy; second, consideration of a unified election slate for the next Parliament, for the World Zionist Congress and for local elections. The Jewish Agency leader also expressed his hope today for a successful conclusion of negotiations between the two parties.