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Silver Pledges New Executive Will Carry out Resolutions of Congress

December 30, 1946
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The resolutions adopted by the 22nd World Zionist Congress were “a clear reflection of the true convictions of world Jewry” and the new executive “will carry out faithfully the letter and spirit of the resolutions,” Dr. Silver said today in an exclusive interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency before leaving Basle.

“The Congress was a difficult one, meeting after seven years and with all the shattering events which took place in Jewish life,” Silver said. “It also met at the most critical time in the history of the history of the movement, the situation in Palestine being what it is and the manifest tension and strain. Nevertheless, it emerged with a clear line and directives.

“The Congress was characterized by courage, vision and determination,” he continued. “The delegates thought the movement needed a new direction and a new leadership. The resolutions were clear and reflected the true convictions of world Jewry. It was a responsible Congress.

“The coalition which emerged of the major parties – Labor, General Zionists and religious forces – augurs well for the harmony of the movement. Zionism faces the future united and strong,” he concluded.

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