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U.S. Labor Zionists to Hold National Assembly in New York

A two-day national Labor Zionist Assembly, at which plans will be mapped for future activities of the Labor Zionist movement in the United States and Canada, will open in New York on April 30, it was announced here today.

The Assembly, which will be attended by about 700 delegates from all parts of the country, is organized jointly by the Labor Zionist Organization of America-Poale Zion; the Farband Labor Zionist Order; the Pioneer Women’s Organization, and the Labor Zionist Youth – Habonim. The opening session will be devoted to a consideration of Israel’s political situation and Labor Zionism’s political efforts on behalf of the Jewish State.

Immigration to Israel fro the U.S. and Canada will be one of the major topics of the Assembly, which will be addressed by a leader of the Labor Zionist movement in Israel. Baruch Zuckerman, member of the Jewish Agency executive in New York and chairman of the Labor Zionist movement’s Aliyah Committee, will present a series of proposals designed to increase immigration to Israel from North America. The proposals will deal with the possibility of having about 1,000 families from the United States settle in Israel in the next few years.

The Assembly will also discuss the Labor Zionist representation at the next Zionist Congress in Jerusalem in May 1956, as well as an evaluation of Labor Zionism’s half-century in the U.S. The shekolim campaign will be planned with the purpose of surpassing the 175,000 shekolim sold by the movement for the last Zionist Congress in 1951. The Assembly will be closed at a festive celebration and concert at Carnegie Hall on Sunday evening, May 1, marking the Golden Anniversary of Labor Zionism in America.

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