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Zionist Movement in Poland May Split Due to Opposition

January 14, 1929
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Though the persistent rumors, following the conflict at the last session of the Zionist Party Council, that the Zionist Organization of Poland will split were denied, the danger of a break between the majority controlled by the Weizmannists and the minority led by Deputy Fruenbaum, diehard Jewish Agency opponent, is imminent.

Under the chairmanship of Deputy Gruenbaum, 22 oppositional groups met Friday and elected a joint commission to formulate a program for further action. Representative of the Al Hamishmar group and the Zionist-Revisionists left the Party Council session in anger when their motions pertaining to the measures for calling a national convention to designate Poland’s representatives to the Jewish Agency were defeated by a majority of 13 to 10 votes.

Leaders of the majority and minority, when interviewed by the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, denied that a split will occur. The Jewish press, howeve, insists that the break is inevitable.

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