Emanuel Neumann Calls for Reorganization of American Zionist Movement

Dr. Emanuel Neumann, honorary president of the Zionist Organization of America, called today for a reorganization and consolidation of the Zionist movement in the United States. Addressing the annual convention here of the New England Zionist region, Dr. Neumann urged thoughtful and responsible leaders of all groups to consider the problem at once in a spirit of Zionist comradeship and dedication to the overall vital interest of the Zionist movement.

The Zionist leader declared that the serious problems, confronting American Zionism today, required a much higher degree of coordination and unity of action than is possible under existing circumstances, with eight or nine independent Zionist organizations functioning simultaneously in the same fields. The movement, he said, remains too fragmented to meet the new challenges facing it.

“Since the ideological differences between these groups on the American scene are minimal, there is no good reason why greater unity and increased efficiency should not be brought about, even if it involves certain structural changes, ” Dr. Neumann declared.

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