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Jewish Agency to Be “responsible”

June 11, 1923
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The movement for “democratizing” of the Jewish agency for Palestine won a victory Sunday when a resolution was adopted by the Zionist Actions Committee providing that the Agency shall be responsible for its actions to a body representative of other Jewish organizations besides the Zionists.

The resolution provides also that the Zionists may now start negotiations with other Jewish bodies for their participation in the Jewish agency. Nahum Sokolow in a speech before the Committee pledged himself to see to it that the “democratizing” principle was fully carried out.

This satisfied Deputy Gruenbaum whose resolution Friday calling for a “responsible” agency to be constituted by a world Jewish congress was rejected by Mr. Sokolow on behalf of the Zionist Executive as showing lack of confidence in the leaders.

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