Dr. Teller Named Political Secretary of World Zionist Organization

The appointment of Dr. Judd L. Teller, author and American expert on Middle, East affairs, to the post of political secretary of the World Zionist Organization, was announced today by Dr. Nahum Goldmann president of the World Zionist Organization.

In accepting the new post. Dr. Teller resigned as director of Information and Publications of the Jewish Agency. He has been associated with Dr. Goldmann since February, 1952, both at the Jewish Agency and as press consultant to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and the Committee for Jewish Claims on Austria.

Dr. Teller’s past posts included that of editor-in-chief of the Independent Jewish Press Service, American editor of the Palcor News Agency, which specialized in news from the Middle East, information chief of the World Jewish Congress, and director of the Office of Jewish Information of the American Jewish Congress. He served for several years from the founding of the United Nations as UN correspondent for Israel newspapers. He was also a foreign correspondent for American newspapers.

Since 1937 he has frequently visited Israel and other Middle Eastern countries, variously as correspondent and on behalf of the Jewish Agency. Dr. Teller is a trilingual author of books of literary criticism and political history, and his articles on Middle East affairs and Hebrew culture have been published widely in American newspapers, magazines and specialized periodicals.

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