Abolition of ‘shekel’ to Be Proposed by Zionist Actions Committee

Abolition of the shekel as one element of a plan for organization reform of the world Zionist movement will be proposed to the World Zionist Actions Committee meeting here, it was announced by Yaacov Tsur, chairman of the Committee.

Instead of representation by the shekel, membership in Zionist federations and movements will be the determining factor. The plan was drafted by a committee headed by Moshe Sharett, chairman of the Jewish Agency executive. The plan also proposes separation of the executive of the Jewish Agency and the World Zionist Organization, which are identical, with possible coopting of new members to both executives.

Another proposal, announced by the World Zionist executive member Zvi Louric, which will be brought before the Actions Committee and later to the next World Zionist Congress, calls for creation of a World Jewish Assembly for Zionism and Israel to comprise non-Zionist groups. The Jewish Agency executive will hold a plenary meeting here on Thursday and a joint meeting Sunday with the Israel Cabinet to discuss coordination problems.

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