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Azf-zoa Rift Healed

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The long and frequently acrimonious dispute between the American Zionist Federation and the Zionist Organization of America has at last been amicably settled. Rabbi Israel Miller, chairman of the AZF and Jacques Torczyner, chairman of the administrative board of the ZOA, toasted the new accord here yesterday over Israeli brandy as Mrs. Charlotte Jacobson, chairman of the World Zionist Organization American Section, looked on. The final settlement was ratified at a full meeting of the Zionist Executive here which preceded this week’s deliberations of the Zionist General Council. The formal re-entry of the ZOA into the AZF will take place March 17 at a board meeting of the AZF.

Avraham Shenker, the head of the World Zionist Organization’s education and information department, told the JTA today that the basis of the rapprochement had been laid early last year by the late Louis Pincus, WZO chairman. Acting chairman Leon Dulzin had followed through with meetings in the U.S. with Rabbi Miller and with ZOA president Herman Weisman. The ZOA formally broke with the AZF in a resolution adopted by its National Executive in NY Feb, 20,1972.

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