Israel’s Interior Minister, Moshe Shapiro, Elected Mizrachi Hapoel Hamizrachi Head

Moshe Shapiro, Israel’s Interior Minister, was elected world president of the Mizrachi Hapoel Hamizrachi movement at the religious Zionists’ world conference which closed here today. The post has been vacant since the death of Rabbi Meir Bar-Ilan.

The delegates elected Rabbi Zemach Zambrowski of Montreal, Canada, as chairman of the organization’s world center, succeeding Leon Gellman, who retired. Rabbi Zambrowski has been president and chairman of the Canadian Mizrachi organization. He will now settle in Israel. The delegates also elected 28 members to the new world center. One decision of the conference was a resolution approving the stand of the Mizrachi against joining the Jewish Agency because it did not receive the immigration portfolio. The delegates also approved a $350,000 scholarship fund for religious students.

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