Dulzin Refused Zionist Presidency

The World Zionist Congress presidium decided Thursday not to fill the office of president of the World Zionist Organization at this time.

The matter was deferred to the next meeting of the Zionist General Council in 1988, dashing the hopes of Leon Dulzin to be the first president of the WZO in 20 years.

Dulzin, the outgoing chairman of the WZO-Jewish Agency Executive, had lobbied vigorously for the largely honorary position, last held by the late Nahum Goldmann.

The General Council is the governing body of the WZO between Zionist congresses.

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