Hapoel Hamizrachi Convention Favors Merger with American Mizrachi
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Hapoel Hamizrachi Convention Favors Merger with American Mizrachi

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The 33rd annual convention of the Hapoel Hamizrachi of America, the Mizrachi laborite organization, concluded here today with the adoption of a resolution authorizing the new administration to discuss with the Mizrachi Organization conditions for accepting a united religious movement. The resolution was approved by the 500 delegates who attended the convention.

Following the adoption of merger in Israel between Mizrachi and Hapoel Mizrachi, both organizations in this country were requested to reach a full, mutual understanding for merger here. Today’s resolution calls upon the “executive committee to continue discussions with Mizrachi Organization of America with a view to accepting a unified movement based upon enumerated principles.”

Other resolutions passed by the convention urged the settlement of religious Jews from the United States in Israel and called upon the Israel Government to facilitate and encourage the immigration of middle class income groups. The delegates appealed for support for the United Jewish Appeal and the Israel bond sales campaign.

Dr. Bernard Bergman was re-elected president of Hapoel Hamizrachi of America at the final session today. He appealed to the State Department to intervene with the Moroccan Government to allow Jews who have liquidated their property in Morocco to migrate to Israel. he also directed a plea to the Russian Government to permit the Jews behind the Iron Curtain to immigrate to Israel.

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