New Strife Splits Ranks of Zionists
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New Strife Splits Ranks of Zionists

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Reports reaching here from various European Jewish centers indicate that the bitter internal fight in the Zionist movement between the various factions is assuming more serious proportions every day instead of dying down.

The acquittal of Stavsky and the death of Chaim Nachman Bialik, the Hebrew poet laureate, which it was thought might have a moderating influence on the internal fight in the Zionist ranks, have failed to have the expected effect. The appeals for peace issued by various groups on the death of Bialik have been disregarded and ill feeling has flared up once again.

In Warsaw sharp street clashes occurred between the Zionist Revisionists and the Laborites, when the latter posted the manifesto issued by the Palestine Labor party on the Stavsky verdict. Revisionist enthusiasts immediately tore down the posters and a series of fights followed.

In Vienna the Palestine office committee in charge of the activities of the Palestine office decided today to disband “in view of increasing differences between the Revisionists and members of other groups represented in the committee.”

Fearing that repeated clashes between Revisionists and Laborites in Antwerp might lead to deportation of many of the participants, who are aliens, the Belgian Zionist Federation called an urgent conference of all the Zionist groups, including the Revisionists. An agreement was reached at the meeting to avoid hereafter all incidents which might unfavorably bring to the attention of the outside world the internal fight within the Jewish ranks.

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