Daroff Sees Zionists Favoring Non-identification with Israeli Parties

Samuel Daroff, president of the American Jewish League for Israel, declared yesterday that the League’s principle of non-identification with any political parties in Israel “is rapidly gaining adherents in all sectors of Diaspora Zionism and its impact is being increasingly felt.”

Mr. Daroff, addressing a meeting of the organization’s board, also said that the “call today is for centralization and for the elimination of duplicate and overlapping efforts” and that “the demand of the hour is a single Zionist organization in every country.”

Rabbi Arthur J. Lelyveld, vice-president, said the purpose of the League was “to act as a catalyst for unification.” He said that “we must define our present situation and re-define our objectives in the light of today’s Zionist needs” Judge Louis E. Levinthal, honorary president, stressed the importance of Jewish education and the strengthening of Jewish self-awareness to ensure Jewish survival.

Other speakers included Michael S, Comay, Israel’s permanent representative at the United Nations; Eleazar Lipsky, Samuel Rothstein, Louis Falk and Jacob Alkow.

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