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Agreement has been reached on the method of representation of the American Zionist movement at the forthcoming 29th World Zionist Congress, which will be held Jan. 17, 1977 in Jerusalem, according to Mrs. Faye Schenk, president of the American Zionist Federation.

At a specially convened meeting today of the AZF’s Area Election Committee, the constituent Zionist organizations agreed to elect a single slate of delegates to the Congress. The Zionist organizations will, therefore, receive the following mandates for the election:

The American Section of the World Federation of United Zionists, which includes Hadassah, Bnai Zion, and the American Jewish League for Israel, will receive 66 mandates; Labor Zionist Alliance, 28; Zionist Organization of America, 26; Religious Zionists of America, 25; Americans for Progressive Israel, 4; and the United Zionist Revisionists, 3. The fourth delegate for the United Zionist Revisionists was proposed and is now being officially requested from the WZO.

This decision enables each of the AZF’s constituent organizations to engage in its own electoral process in the selection of delegates to the Congress. The Area Elections Committee was chaired by Moshe Kagan, AZF treasurer.

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