LONDON (Jun. 9)
The 29th World Zionist Congress will take place in Jerusalem on Jan. 17, 1977, it was learned here today. It will be almost five years to the day since the last Congress was held, although traditionally the gatherings take place every four years.
The delay is partly attributed to the death of Pinhas Sapir, the former chairman of the World Zionist Organization Executive, who has now been succeeded by Yosef Almogi.
The WZO also lacks a president, no successor having been found for Dr. Nahum Goldmann who resigned from that post at the 27th Congress in 1968. Abba Eban, the former Israeli Foreign Minister, was reported after the 1973 war to have declined an invitation to assume the presidency. (By Maurice Samuelson)