TEL AVIV (Jun. 27)
Continued American-Israel friendship should become the base of Israel foreign policy, the 20th national convention of the General Zionist Party of Israel, declared here this week-end at its closing session. For this very reason, the centrists pointed out, American arming of the Arab countries presents a “grave” threat to Israel independence. The convention also called for Israel’s association on an international basis with the Western democracies.
The convention urged the Israel Government and the Jewish Agency to come to full agreement and ratify the convention defining the status of the Zionist movement. The delegates declared that the world Zionist movement is needed to foster Zionist ideals and ideas among world Jewry, therefore they called on General Zionists throughout the world to strengthen the movement and opposed its elimination, The parley also expressed gratitude to Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver for his activities in behalf of Israel.
The convention called for the adoption of some means of limiting the number of political parties on the Israel political scene and hit persecution of Zionists in Rumania. It also demanded the end of foreign currency controls in Israel and action on the part of the government to attract foreign capital investments.