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Non-zionist Leaders Call for Equal Representation on Reconstituted Jewish Agency

Non-Zionist Jewish leaders from three continents signed an agreement tonight with leaders of the World Zionist Organization calling for equal Zionist and non-Zionist representation on the reconstituted Jewish Agency. The planning committee that signed the agreement is, in practice if not yet in theory, identical with the 38-member assembly that will meet three times yearly to manage the Agency’s affairs. Most prominent among the non-Zionist leaders was Max M. Fisher of Detroit, Mich., honorary chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, chairman of the United Israel Appeal and now president of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds. In a brief address, Mr. Fisher said: “I feel very humble if I can add my name to those of these distinguished Jewish leaders. We have gone together with Israel through many crises. This is a moment of historic unity. We are looking forward to the years ahead, in which we hope to see an Israel that is an example to mankind.” President Zalman Shazar, who was present with Premier Golda Meir, stressed the historic nature of the occasion and its assertion of international Jewish unity.

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