Zionists the world over are watching with interest the proceedings of the Greater Actions Committee of the World Zionist Organization, which convened in London today. Delegates from many European countries and from America are present at the meeting, the date of which was set ahead several weeks in order to permit of the attendance of the American members of the committee.
The first sitting today is an informal one, the formal opening of the meeting having been set for Wednesday for the reason that many members of the committee were unable to arrive in time for a formal opening on Tuesday.
Twenty nine members of the committee were present at the opening session including the executive committee with Rabbi Chajes in the chat both morning and afternoon sessions. Nahum Sekolow addressed the meeting giving a survey of the political position, stressing the recent conferences with King Hussein at Amman and Shune, the Rabbi Sonnenfeld incident and the attitude of the new Labor Government toward Palestine.
It is expected that the Committee will elect a new member to the Executive Committee and that the probable candidate will be Dr. Bertholde Feiwel of Berlin.
In connection with the sitting of the Greater’ Actions Committee, a great mass meeting was held last night in the East End of London. Among the speakers at this meeting, which was largely attended were Nahum Sokolow. Dr. Schmarya Levine and Dr. Robert Silvenman of New York, who is returning to America from a visit to Palestine.
The proposed colonization plan and autonomous Jewish State in the Crimean Peninsula were discussed at the mass meeting, where it was criticized for its lack of security and fruitlessness.
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