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Almogi to Ground WZO Officials

Yosef Almogi, the newly elected chairman of the World Zionist Organization Executive, indicated yesterday that he intends to end excessive travel abroad by department heads and directors of the WZO and the Jewish Agency. There will be less supervision from planes and more work at “headquarters” on the ground, Almogi said at his first meeting with WZO and Jewish Agency officials since his election last month.

Almogi, who is technically acting chairman of the Jewish Agency Executive and will be automatically elected chairman when the Agency’s Assembly convenes here this summer, made it clear that he intends to institute internal changes in the WZO and Jewish Agency machinery. In the interests of greater efficiency, Almogi implied that he intends to become personally involved in areas that his predecessors usually left to subordinates. He is already scrutinizing two spheres of activity that have come under criticism–Zionist information and shlichim (emissaries)–and has indicated that changes would be instituted shortly.