SANTIAGO, Chile (Sep. 8)
A decision to organize women’s groups of General Zionists in all countries of Latin America, and to include these women’s organizations and General Zionist youth groups in the newly formed Latin American Confederation of General Zionists, was adopted here at the closing session of the first Latin American Continental Conference of General Zionists. The Conference was convened by the World Confederation of General Zionists.
The parley also decided to organize a shekel campaign and make other preparations for the elections to the next World Zionist Congress. The delegates opposed continuation of the “double shekel” system under which Israeli Zionist parties receive representation at the World Congresses based on twice their memberships.
The delegates also expressed support of the efforts of Dr. Nahum Goldmann, chairman of the Jewish Agency executive, to unify the Progressive and General Zionist parties in Israel. They declared their solidarity with the General Zionist party in Israel, and their disappointment that the Progressives had rejected the latest General Zionist overtures toward unity.