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Progressive Faction Walks out of National Conference of General Zionists in France

November 29, 1949
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The Progressive faction walked out today at the national conference of the General Zionist Party of France in protest against attacks made at the conference by Dr. Fritz Bernstein, leader of the General Zionists in Israel, who declared that the Progressives in Israel were “in the process of liquidation.”

The split in the General Zionist movement in Israel was also touched upon at the conference by Dr. Joseph Serlin, vice-president of the World Confederation of General Zionists and a member of the Israel Parliament. Dr. Serlin endeavored to justify the idea of a split between the two factions in the General Zionist movement in countries other than Israel. However, he was opposed by other delegates who insisted that the split in the ranks of the General Zionists be limited to Israel and that unity be maintained in all other countries. The conference was expected to conclude late tonight.

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