NEW YORK (Feb. 28)
The representatives of the World Confederation of General Zionists attended all sessions of the recent meeting of the Zionist General Council in Jerusalem Kal-man Sultanik, executive vice-president stressed today. He noted that Mrs. Rose Matzkin, president of Hadassah, a constituent member of the confederation, chaired the session on aliya.
Sultanik said a misunderstanding arose out of the Confederation’s participation because it decided to absent itself when the agenda was changed to “set aside a specific session which was to serve as a forum for speeches by representatives of Israeli Zionist political parties.” The session was later cancelled.
The Confederation, which represents the non-political wing of the Zionist movement, felt that such a session, according to Sultanik, “would tend to carry over throughout the lands of the diaspora the public debate now being waged by some leaders of Israel’s political parties, ofttimes excessively acrimonious in character. The World Confederation felt that such a controversy did not be-long to the sessions of the Action Committee which were to be dedicated primarily to the all-important purposes of aliya and rallying of public opinion.”