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November 26, 1971
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Ehud Avriel, who last week resigned from his post as chairman of the Zionist General Council (Actions Committee), charged the Zionist movement of betraying its revolutionary character and becoming self-satisfied and sedentary. The former knesset member and director general of the Foreign Ministry in charge of foreign aid, said during a radio interview that the World Zionist Organization has been remiss in campaigning for Jewish education and aliya and has been unsuccessful in inspiring a movement effecting a revolution in the lives of its individual members. Avriel, a member of kibbutz Neot Mordechai in Galilee, said aliya was more important than Phantom jets and should be promoted with at least the same amount of fervor. He stated that the WZO must undergo a radical revision of leadership and image.

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