Official announcement of the convocation of the conference of Zionist and non-Zionist leaders to constitute the long negotiated Council of the Jewish Agency was made today by the Executive of the World Zionist Organization here.
August 11th was set as the date of the opening session in Zurich, Switzerland.
A representative group of American non-Zionist leaders, headed by Louis Marshall, president of the American Jewish Committee, and Felix M. Warburg, chairman of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, together with delegations of Zionists and non-Zionists from the principal countries in Europe which have a considerable Jewish population, from Palestine and from South Africa, are expected to attend the meeting.
South African Jewry will be represented at the Zurich conference by Siegfried Raphaely, president of the Board of Jewish Deputies, South African Jewish representative body. The Jewish communities of Bukowina, Roumania, have chosen as their representative to the Council of the Jewish Agency, Baron Max von Anhauch, well-known industrialist, the Zionist Executive announced.
The conference on the Jewish Agency will start its sessions following the close of the Sixteenth Zionist Congress, which will open in Zurich on July 28. Its proceedings are expected to last about twelve days, during which the final ratification of the agreement between the Zionists and the non-Zionists is to be effected and a vote to be taken on a draft for the constitution of the new body to be formed.
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