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Dr. Neumann Urges Better Relationship Between Z.O.A. and Hadassah

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“The fusion of the General Zionist and Progressive Parties in Israel has generated a new atmosphere conducive to the unification of the two World Confederations of General Zionists,” Dr. Emanuel Neumann said today following his return from Israel where he attended sessions of the Zionist Actions Committee, the Jewish Agency and the Confederation which he heads. “The world executive of our Confederation,” Dr. Neumann stated, “has unanimously approved a series of proposals designed to restore unity among General Zionist groups throughout the world, and the establishment of a single united confederation embracing them all.”

“The union of the two groups in Israel has already been acclaimed everywhere as a happy ending to an unfortunate chapter of division and discord,” Dr. Neumann declared. “In the new circumstances, the perpetuation of two rival camps would be not only senseless and harmful to both, but a crime against the Zionist movement as a whole. Today I am hopeful that friendly negotiations will result in global unification within a few months. It would be of special importance in the United States, leading to a closer and better relationship between the Zionist Organization of America and Hadassah–the two leading Zionist organizations on the American scene. We, on our part, will spare no effort to bring about these results.”

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