Sharett Gives Views on Zionist Movement; Opposes Abolition of Parties

Moshe Sharett, chairman of the Jewish Agency executive, said here today that, while he agreed with the desire of Dr. Nahum Goldmann, World Zionist Organization president, to broaden the scope of the Zionist movement, he does not feel that this should be done by abolishing Zionist parties.

Mr. Sharett, a former Israeli Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, told a press conference here that the movement should not be monopolized by parties, and individual groups should be able to become active in it without having to join a specific party. On another matter, and noting that he was speaking in a personal capacity, Mr. Sharett decried the rigidity applied by the Israeli Rabbinate in personal status rulings. He said it was essential that marriages performed abroad by Conservative and Reform rabbis be recognized here.

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