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ZOA Favors Jan. 1978 Meeting of the World Zionist Congress

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The Zionist Organization of America supports a January, 1978 meeting of the 29th World Zionist Congress, objecting strenuously to any convening of the Congress before the holding of Israel’s Knesset elections next November.

Leon Ilutovich, national executive director of the ZOA, who represents the ZOA on the U.S. Area Elections Committee of the Congress, said that “administrative and Organizational reasons preclude holding the conference before next summer, and holding it then or in any of the months just before Israel’s parliamentary elections would turn the congress deliberations into a battleground for Israel political parties.”

“This,” he added, “would result in an overshadowing of the real issues facing the Zionist movement and would destroy the basic purpose for which the congress has been convened.”

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