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Jewish Agency Opens Plenary Session; to Make Far-reaching Decisions

The plenary session of the executive of the Jewish Agency opened here today with an agenda indicating that far-reaching decisions on the future of the Zionist movement will be taken at the gathering. This will be the last plenary session of the Jewish Agency executive prior to the opening of the 26th World Zionist Congress on December 30.

The session will make final arrangements for the Zionist Congress, including approval of its agenda and discussion of a four-year plan to be submitted to the delegates. It will also discuss next year’s budget and programs for immigration to Israel and absorption of new settlers.

Other items on the agenda for the plenary session are cooperation with the Israel Government, measures of common concern and Zionist work in Jewish communities outside of Israel, the position of such communities in “emergency areas” and cooperation with other Jewish organizations.

It was disclosed here today that the Jewish Agency has decided to invite to the forthcoming Zionist Congress a delegation of 50 representatives of Jewish youth organizations throughout the world; This is a new development in the history of Zionist Congresses. More than 500 delegates from all parts of the world will attend the Congress as well as fraternal delegations from Jewish communities, it was stated here today.

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