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Pincus Urges Support of Lzm Slate

November 23, 1971
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Louis A. Pincus, chairman of the World Zionist Organization, called yesterday on American Jews to support the Labor Zionist Movement Slate in the forthcoming World Zionist Congress elections. Addressing a rally of several hundred Labor Zionist leaders at the Plaza Hotel, he said that it is vital that in the elections to the Zionist Congress the Labor Zionist Movement “will command the support of all those who believe in an Israel established on the basis of social justice and equality, of a Jewish diaspora renewing its Jewish content with Israel as its center.”

Pincus declared that “No matter what shades of opinion there may be, it is vital that as many Zionists go to the polls as possible.” He added that the “Labor Zionist Movement has been the pre-eminent force in world Zionism,” and observed that since the inception of Israel, the LZM has led Israel in social welfare and social justice, the Histadrut, the kibbutz movement, and other phases of the economy of Israel and the life of the people. The LZM comprises Poale Zion, Pioneer Women, Farband, Friends of Labor Israel, American Habonim Association, Habonim and Dror.

Commenting on the elections, Pincus, who is also chairman of the Jewish Agency Executive, said this is a testing time for American Zionism, especially for the American Zionist Federation which must take its place as the largest representative in world Zionism. “The American Zionist Federation is setting the pace for democracy in American Jewish institutions,” Pincus declared.

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