NEW YORK (Sep. 15)
The world conference of the World Confederation of General Zionists will be held in Jerusalem on December 28-29, preceding the Zionist Congress, it was announced by Dr. Israel Goldstein and Mrs. Rose L. Halprin, co-chairmen of the Confederation, at an executive meeting.
In their statement announcing the Conference, the co-chairmen pointed out that it is now incumbent upon all Zionists to justify, through willingness to accept structural changes in the World Zionist Organization the encouraging attitude of the government of Israel. “The new emphasis upon the Diaspora advocated by the leadership of the Zionist movement and endorsed by the State of Israel will no doubt find substantial expression in the deliberations and decisions at the forthcoming Zionist Congress and must be translated into immediate action,” the statement said.
“The Zionist movement must strive to emerge from this 26th Congress united in purpose and action, with a program which will enable it once again to become the foremost movement among the Jewish people, as it was prior to the establishment of the State of Israel, ” the statement continued, “There was never so urgent a need for a strong and vigorous Zionist movement with a fighting spirit and a program for Jewish survival as there is today when the Jewish people are harassed by enemies who camouflage their attacks by leveling their spears at Zionism.
“General Zionism can be united in the Diaspora at once only on the basis of identification with Israel as a whole and not with any of its political parties. A united General Zionist front, based on identification with all facets of Israel’s life and not with any of its political parties, can better serve the cause of Diaspora Jewry and the State of Israel,” the statement asserted.