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Zionist Convention in Brazil Breaks Up over Factional Dispute

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A sharp dispute between the Poale-Zion-Hitachdut and General Zionist factions of the United Zionist Organization of Brazil has broken up the national convention of the Zionist group, which was in progress here this week. Some 150 delegates from all parts of Brazil had come here for the parley, about one-third of them members of the Poale Zion group. The General Zionists were the second largest faction here.

The two opposing factions had clashed at last year’s convention over the question of the organization of the Jewish schools in this country. This year, their dispute was sharpened when the General Zionists proposed that the United Israel campaign here be separated organizationally from the United Zionist Organization. The Poale Zion group opposed this move, as did all of the other smaller parties represented here. The actual break-up of the convention came after a 12-hour debate at a plenary session, which lasted through the night.

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