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Labor Zionists Favor Establishment of American Zionist Federation

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A resolution favoring the establishment of a democratically constituted Zionist Federation in the United States was adopted here today by the Labor Zionist Assembly at a special meeting of its executive committee. Representing the Labor Zionist Organization of America, Farband-Labor Zionist Order, Pioneer Women and Habonim, the Assembly executive committee met in order to provide guidance on policy matters to its delegates at the meeting of the World Zionist Actions Committee which will be held in Jerusalem beginning July 11th.

The establishment of territorial Zionist Federation in all countries was voted by the World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem last year. Since then, negotiations for setting one up in the United States have been going on among the American Zionist groups. Various proposals have been put forward and will be discussed at the Actions Committee conclave. The object of the proposed Federation is to broaden the Zionist base and, without impinging on the autonomy of the various groups or upon their specialized areas of activity, provide coordination and central direction in the fields of work which all have in common.

In their resolution the Labor Zionists request the Zionist Federation to open its doors to “national and local groups who have hitherto not been a part of the official Zionist movement, but who support work on behalf of Israel and are willing to subscribe to the Zionist program without necessarily adhering to one of the existing Zionist parties.”

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