Mapai Drafts Four-point W.Z.O. Program Contrary to Ben-gurion Views

The Mapai Party in Israel, and the World Union of Labor Zionist Organization, have drafted a four-point program which they will lay before the forthcoming World Zionist Congress, to be held in Jerusalem at the end of December, it was announced here today by Meir Argov, chairman of the Israeli Parliament’s committee on foreign affairs and security.

The program, according to Mr. Argov, includes: Broadening the base of the World Zionist Organization: reducing the number of the members of the WZO executive committee; assigning at least ten percent of the WZO budget for youth work and other activities in countries outside Israel; combining the Jewish Agency’s immigration and immigrant-absorption activities into a single operation fully coordinated with counterpart agencies of the Israel Government.

According to Mr. Argov, the proposed program represents “the overwhelming majority view of the Mapai Central Committee, contrary to the views often expressed by Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion.”

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