Committee Drafts Plans for Establishment of American Zionist Federation
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Committee Drafts Plans for Establishment of American Zionist Federation

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A committee representative of all the constituent organizations of the American Zionist Council is drafting plans for the establishment of an American Zionist Federation in keeping with the decisions taken at the 27th World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem last June, Rabbi Israel Miller, Council chairman, announced today. The Congress called for the creation of single territorial Zionist organizations in every country which would serve as the instrumentality of a unified Zionist movement. Zionist federations already exist in several countries but not in the United States.

Rabbi Miller said the establishment of a federation would not affect the existence of the present Zionist parties, each of which has its own ideology and projects in Israel. It would, however, be more all-embracing than the present American Zionist Council and would constitute a coalition of Zionist forces to engage in those activities in which all Zionist parties and groups hold a common interest, he said.

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