NEW YORK (Oct. 7)
Rabbi Israel Miller, President of the American Zionist Federation, today called upon all Zionist organizations in the United States “to desist from further public criticisms and any other divisive actions” in connection with the preparations for elections of American delegates to the forthcoming World Zionist Congress to be held in Jerusalem in January 1972. “Those who are not in agreement with the method of election voted upon by more than 80 percent of the Elections Committee are free to bring their appeal to the Zionist Congress Tribunal, and should do so without public acrimonious charges,” he said.
Rabbi Miller stated that this is the time for a “show of Zionist unity and the time for all of us to work together in comradely fashion for the advancement of our common Zionist goals and programs.” At this moment, when Israel needs our help in the forum of public opinion, all Zionist organizations must work together so as to be most effective, he declared, adding: “There was never a more critical period calling for Zionist unity. Let us not waste our resources by engaging in internal strife, for neither Israel nor American Zionism can be the beneficiaries of such strife.”