JERUSALEM (Dec. 28)
Dr. Nahum Goldmann and former Israeli Premier Moshe Sharett were today elected co-chairmen of the presidium of the 25th World Zionist Congress. Representation on the 25-member presidium was based on the proportional strengths of the various parties participating in the Congress.
The presidium today received a cable from the Federation of Jewish Communities in Yugoslavia, expressing regrets at being unable to accept their invitation to send fraternal delegates to the Congress. Professor Albert Weiss, president of the Yugoslav Jewish Federation, said they could not attend “because of other urgent matters.” He extended heartiest greetings to the Congress. A representative from the Yugoslav legation in Israel was the only diplomat from an East European country present at the gala opening last act of the Congress to which all embassies and legations in Israel had been invited.