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Dr. Chaim Weizmann has tendered the Executive Committee of the Zionist Organization his resignation as president, it is learned from Paris where the Zionist leader has stopped on the way from Palestine where he spent several weeks.
Dr. Weizmann’s resignation is understood to follow disappointment he experienced in Palestine where the Jewish community failed to accord him the warm reception he had become accustomed to receive in the past. He had had “a bad press”. He was criticized because of his alleged failure to introduce reforms in Zionist finance, while another section of the press and public appeared to hold him responsible for the money stringency in the Zionist Organization, a shortage which is seriously hindering the Jewish program.
Zionist leaders here declare that Dr. Weizmann’s resignation has not been considered and that it will not be accepted in the event it is considered at the approaching meeting of the Greater Zionist Executive Committee in Berlin, January 15:
Dr. Weizmann, it is learned, has made his resignation contingent on his obtaining broader powers, placing him beyond the range of annoying criticism. The Zionist leader himself is understood to favor Sir Alfred Mond, Minister of Health in the Lloyd George Cabinet, as his succescor. The active Zionists who would welcome Sir Alfred as the financial head of the organization, are not in favor of his heading the Organization as a whole.
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