JERUSALEM (Sep. 28)
The Israel Foreign Ministry circularized Israeli envoys abroad today to provide full assistance to Zionist federations and representatives of the Jewish Agency in countries where the envoys are stationed.
The action followed the decision of the Israel Cabinet this week to implement provisions of the 1954 charter of cooperation between the Israel Government and the Jewish Agency and the declarations made after the Joint Government-Jewish Agency meeting in Tel Aviv last May.
That declaration pledged the Israel Government’s support to efforts of the Zionist movement to unite the Jewish people behird the Jewish State, to expand Hebrew and Jewish studies among Jewish youth, to strengthen personalities with Israel and to foster settlement in Israel.
The Cabinet meeting also affirmed the new policy of the World Zionist executive to invite non-Zionist Jewish bodies to join the Zionist movement or to cooperate with it. The coordinating board of the Israel Government and the Jewish Agency, composed of an equal number of representatives of the Government and the Agency, will henceforth meet regularly once every two months to discuss problems within the framework of the Jewish Agency’s activities as defined in the 1954 charter.
While the Cabinet decision enables the implementation of the charter, it is known that prime Minister David Ben-Gurion maintains certain reservations regarding the form that the Zionist Organization should assume following the establishment of the State. The Premier’s views, the Cabinet spokesman said, will be brought before the next Zionist Congress meeting here in December.