Zionist General Council Meets Today, Will Receive Pincus’ Reorganization Plan
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Zionist General Council Meets Today, Will Receive Pincus’ Reorganization Plan

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A controversial plan for broadening the base of the Jewish Agency will be presented to the Zionist General Council (Actions Committee) when it convenes here tomorrow. The plan, proposed by Louis A Pincus, Jewish Agency chairman, would give fund-raising bodies abroad an equal voice with the various Zionist parties on the administrative and executive levels of the Jewish Agency A majority of the Zionist parties have approved the plan. But the World Confederation of General Zionists has expressed reservations.

According to the Pincus plan, the World Zionist Organization will continue to exist separately, but half of the Jewish Agency Executive–which is the same as the WZO Executive–will be nominated by It. The other half will come from fund-raising bodies.

The General Council–the supreme governing body of the Zionist movement between congresses–will also discuss immigrants who have been arriving in Israel in greater than anticipated numbers. Another issue will be the student revolt abroad and the large participation of Jewish youth in New Left movements many of which are indifferent or hostile to Israel. The Zionist movement will seek ways to provide young Zionists and Israeli students abroad with arguments that might divert the energies of Jewish youth to Zionist and pro-Israel pursuits.

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