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A resolution urging Great Britain to abandon a proposed plan to establish a Legislative Council in Palestine and a decision to raise a culture fund of $100,000 for Palestine educational purposes in America were adopted at a meeting Sunday of the administrative committee of the Zionist Organization of America, it was announced yesterday.

The resolution, which will be sent to Jerusalem for presentation to High Commissioner Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope through the Jewish Agency Executive, argues that “the time is not ripe” for such a body in Palestine and that it would constitute “an instrument of Arab obstruction to the execution of the Palestine Mandate.”

The decision to raise the $100,000 culture fund was the fulfillment of the resolution adopted at the last convention at Atlantic City for an extension of the Zionist activities program. A Zionist department of education will be established with the fund, which will also be used in strengthening Zionist youth activities, dissemination of information relating to the development of the Jewish Homeland, fostering of the Hebrew language and the expansion of Zionist publications.

Morris Rothenberg, president,

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