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Zionist General Council Begins Its Sessions in Berlin

June 2, 1929
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The extraordinary session of the Zionist General Council, the legislative body meeting between congresses, otherwise known as the Actions Committee, was opened here at 11 A. M. today.

Forty members of the General Council were present at the opening. Other members are expected to arrive. The absence of Dr. Weizmann, who is now in London, and of Nahum Sokolow, chairman of the World Zionist Executive, who is now in the United States in the interest of the United Palestine Appeal, was noted. Dr. Selig Brodetsky of the University of Leeds, and head of the Political Department of the Zionist Executive in London, is expected to arrive here to render his report.

The session was of an executive nature, newspapermen not being admitted. The session was called, as it was announced earlier, to complete the deliberations on the constitution of the extended Jewish Agency, on the basis of an agreement reported to have been reached between the Zionists and the non-Zionists during the stay of Dr. Weizmann and Felix M. Warburg in Jerusalem during the Passover week. It was reported that Colonel Frederick H. Kisch, a member of the Zionist Executive in Jerusalem, who arrived to attend the sessions, submitted a detailed report on the Agency question, in connection with the recent developments. Felix Rosenbleuth, member of the Zionist Executive in London, reported on the history of the negotia-

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tions with regard to the Agency. A general debate on the question resulted.

A cable despatch from London to the “Jewish Morning Journal” yesterday stated that it is definite that Dr. Weizmann will not attend the Berlin sessions of the General Council, his physicians having advised him, categorically, against undertaking the journey.

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