JERUSALEM (Jun. 16)
Leon Dulzin called Monday for a complete restructuring of the Zionist movement by consolidating the World Zionist Organization and the Jewish Agency. Dulzin, who chairs the Executives of both the WZO and the Jewish Agency, spoke at the opening of the annual meeting of the Zionist General Council, the governing body of the WZO between Zionist Congresses. The meeting will continue though Thursday.
“Departments should be unified, the number of executives should be limited, the Zionist Federations should be strengthened by means of having their leaders sit on the Jewish Agency Board of Governors. Functional departments should be established by geographical regions,” he said.
But Ephraim Even, chairman of the General Council, warned against the trend of the heads of fund-raising organizations taking over the Jewish Agency. He said the practical result would be the separation of the Jewish people from the State of Israel.
Even suggested that the WZO should be in charge of immigration and Jewish education abroad, functions of the Jewish Agency.