JERUSALEM (Oct. 13)
The Jewish Agency executive gave final approval yesterday to a reorganization plan to reduce the number of Agency departments to eight or nine. The executive ordered that work to implement the plan be begun at the earliest possible time.
An Agency spokesman said reunification of departments would be both institutional and administrative, and that each new department will have a single director responsible for all operations of his responsibilities.
The executive suggested that the next World Zionist Congress should elect executive members in line with the reduced number of portfolios, which will be available when the reorganization is completed. Until then, the executive proposed two solutions. One would be that executive members deprived of their departments by the reorganization might remain on the executive without portfolios and do committee work outside of Israel. Under an alternative idea, departments might be headed by more than one member.