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Dulzin Elected New President of World Union of General Zionists

January 19, 1972
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Leon A. Dulzin, Treasurer of the Jewish Agency and a leader of Israel’s Liberal Party, was elected president of the World Union of General Zionists here last night, succeeding Dr. Emanuel Neumann of New York who had announced his retirement last month. The election wound up a two-day caucus by the General Zionists on the eve of the 28th World Zionist Congress. Dr. Neumann and others had supported the candidacy of Jacques Torczyner, a former president of the Zionist Organization of America.

A serious split was averted when the ZOA and Liberal factions agreed to create the new post of co-president to accommodate Torczyner. Another compromise was reached in an agreement to split General Zionist headquarters between Jerusalem and New York. Hitherto, the Union was based in New York. Under the new arrangement, the American headquarters will be responsible for branches in English speaking countries and a new headquarters in Jerusalem will deal with the rest of the countries of Europe and Latin America.

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