A request by the World Zionist executive in Jerusalem for elections to decide the distribution of mandates for the forthcoming World Zionist Congress was welcomed here today by Herzl Gesang, president of the General Zionist Party in Argentina.
A controversy had developed among the Argentine Zionist parties on the question of the distribution of such mandates and Nachman Radzichovsky, president of the Argentine Zionist Organization had said that all Zionist parties in Argentina, except the General Zionists, would not participate in the next Zionist Congress. He claimed that the World Zionists, Organization had rejected an agreement signed by all the parties except the General Zionists, regarding the distribution of the 20 Zionist Congress seats allotted to the country’s Zionist groups. The parties signing the agreement represent 85 percent of Argentine Zionists, he said.
Mr. Gesang asserted that the General Zionists considered Radzichovsky’s statement an effort to exert pressure on the World Zionist executive in Jerusalem. He said he believed that the Argentine General Zionist represented considerably more than 15 percent of the electorate since in the most important provinces, they had “an absolute majority.”
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