Elections of Zionist Congress delegates were held in Palestine centers yesterday. The result is not yet known, because of the conflict which arose among the various contending parties over the control of the count. Agitation of the various parties assumed a heated character, interest in the elections being unprecedented. Residents of the Old City in Jerusalem, including Sephardic Jews, went to the polls.
A mass meeting held Saturday night in Jerusalem and addressed by Vladimir Jabotinsky, Revisionist leader, ended in a near riot between the Revisionists and the Communists.
Because of a dispute between the Revisionists and the general Zionists, sealed ballot boxes, under a special guard, accompanied by two representatives of each ticket, and a police officer, were taken to a special place at midnight when the counting was to begin. A proposal to invite the Zionist Executice to supervise the count was ruled out.
An official announcement concerning the result of the Zionist Congress elections held in the United States on June 9 was made by the Zionist Election Board in New York. Twenty delegates were elected on the administration ticket: Louis Lipsky, Morris Rothenberg, Mrs. Edward Jacobs, Max Shulman, Judge William M. Lewis, Mrs. Rose Halpern, Prof. M. M. Kaplan, Elihu D. Stone, Mrs. Frieda Julian, Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver, Abraham Goldberg, Mrs. Irma Lindheim, Jacob Fishman, Mrs. Archibald Silverman, Miss Francis Lesser, Dr. A. Coralnik, A. Goldstein, Miss Lillian Franklin, Joseph Weiss and Morris Weinberg.
On the Mizrachi list the following ten delegates were elected: Gedaliah Bublick. Rabbi Wolf Gold. Rabbi Israel Rosenberg. Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum,
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Rabbi Elijah Inselbuch, Rabbi Saul Silver, Rabbi M. A. Ashinsky, Abraham Cohen, Harry Karp and Mrs. Gottesfeld.
The combined ticket of the Zeire Zion and the Hitachduth secured four delegates: Dr. Chaim Arlozorof, Chaim Greenberg, Dr. Martin Buber of Berlin and Joseph Sprinzak of Tel Aviv. The seven delegates of the Poale Zion are Berl Locker, Louis Segal, Joel Entin, Meyer Brown of New York. Golde Meyerson, David Bloch and Israel Meriminsky of Tel Aviv.
The Herzl Zionists elected one delegate, Judge Julian W. Mack.
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