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Greater Actions Committee Concludes Debate on Political Questions

March 6, 1924
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After a warm and lengthy discussion, in which 15 delegates participated, the Greater Actions Committee of the World Zionist Organization, which is meeting in London, last night concluded its debate of political problems confronting the Zionist Organization. The discussion centered about the report of Nahum Sokolow, chairman of the Executive Committee, and the report of Louis Lipsky, President of the Zionist Organization of America, which had to do with the situation in America with regard to the invitation extended to non-Zionists to participate in the Jewish Agency. Mr. Sokolow was supported by a large majority of the delegates in the rejection of the Pan-Arab Confederation provided for in the projected Anglo-Hedjas Treaty. He reported to the Greater Actions Committee the progress made in negotiations with King Hussein of Hedjas, with whom a number of friendly conferences have been held. The Palestinian representatives at the meeting declared that interest in politics is waning in Palestine and that a greater interest is being manifested in the economic problems of the country.

Mr. Lipsky, together with Mr. Sokolow outlined the proposals for the future conduct of the Jewish Agency, which would permit the Zionist Organization to remain as at present the legally constituted Jewish Agency, at the same time creating a Jewish Council for Palestine, constituted

according to the decision of the last Zionist Congress at Carlsbad. The Council, as proposed, would raise funds, fix the Palestine budget and cooperated in the economic development of the land.

The Majority of the Greater Actions Committee was against permitting the Council to fix the budget and compromise proposals has been made and are being discussed today. These proposals include preparation of the budget by the Council and ratification by the Zionist Congress, or the stipulation of a minimum budget by the Congress and the fixing of the rest of the budget by the Council, or the third proposal which would permit of consideration of the budget by both the Congress and the Council.

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