NEW YORK (Sep. 22)
The national executive council of the Zionist Organization of America, ruling body of the organization between conventions, meeting in special session today voted to recommend to the forthcoming ZOA convention the drafting of Dr. Emanuel Neumann for a third consecutive term as president of the organization.
To this end it adopted a resolution for consideration of the convention providing for the suspension for a period of one year of the constitutional provision which limits the term of a president to two consecutive one-year terms. The forthcoming 61st annual convention of the ZOA will open in Miami Beach on October 23.
Abraham Goodman, chairman of the National Executive Council, who presided, paid warm tribute to Dr. Neumann’s record of achievements at the helm of the ZOA in the past two years. He cited what he termed Dr. Neumann’s “incomparable services for the strengthening of the Zionist movement and in behalf of a strong and secure Israel.” Dr. Neumann is currently on a 30-day speaking tour of South American countries to stimulate the fund-raising campaigns for Israel which he has undertaken at the request of the Keren-Hayesod-United Israel Appeal in Jerusalem.