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Religious Zionist Parties Reported Ready to Return to Zionist Executive

Two religious Zionist parties which left the Zionist Executive in a dispute at the World Zionist Congress here in June will soon return to that body under an agreement reportedly worked out here and which will now be submitted to the ruling bodies in the Mizrachi and Hapoel Hamizrachi parties.

The two parties had refused to take part in the new Zionist Executive, asserting that they had been deprived of direction of the immigration department, which they had had for years, and that the one portfolio assigned to them in the new Executive was not adequate.

Under the reported agreement, the Religious Party will be given the Torah education department in the Executive and will participate in the immigration department, the portfolio of which is held by A. L. Pincus, the Executive’s chairman.