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Avriel: Criticism Misinterpreted

Ehud Avriel, former chairman of the Zionist General Council (Actions Committee) says his criticism of the World Zionist Organization in a radio interview last week was misinterpreted. Avriel criticized the WZO for not continuing the revolutionary momentum of the Zionist movement. In a letter published yesterday in the newspaper Davar, the former Israeli Ambassador to Rome noted that he had also given a positive evaluation of some WZO activities, especially the success of its chairman, Louis A. Pincus, in coopting non-Zionist fund-raisers for Israel into the reconstituted Jewish Agency. Avriel denied that his resignation from the Actions Committee was connected with the WZO’s alleged shortcomings. He said his resignation was prompted by “personal reasons.”