NEW YORK (Dec. 21)
Three separate Labor Zionist groups–Farband, Poale Zion and the American Habonim Association–will hold separate conventions in the same hotel at the same time, from Thursday through Sunday, and after two days of “convention separateness” will vote on uniting their memberships into one organization, it was announced here today. The branches and members of Poale Zion, the United Labor Zionist Organization of America, and the American Habonim Association will vote on joining with Farband, Labor Zionist Order, into a single organization.
Each organization will vote separately. If unification is approved, the new organization will meet in joint session on Dec. 25-26. A total of about 1,000 Labor Zionist delegates from throughout the nation are expected to attend the three gatherings. Itzhak Korn, MK, Secretary General of the World Labor Zionist Movement, is coming to the United States especially to appear at the convention and other top Israeli leaders will address the conclave.
Commenting on the unification which will be within a framework under the Farband charter, Jacob Katzman. Farband national secretary said, “It goes without saying that the unified organization would continue to pursue the program of Labor Zionist, educational, cultural and community activities in which both Farband, Poale Zion and the American Habonim Association have been engaged throughout the years, for the most part in joint efforts.”