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World Zionist Congress to Take Place in Jerusalem Next July

November 13, 1959
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The next World Zionist Congress will take place in Jerusalem starting July 12, 1960, Dr. Nahum Goldmann told a press conference today at which he expressed opposition to any proposal to postpone the Congress.

Discussing problems of the next Zionist Actions Committee meeting, which opens here on December 28, Dr. Goldmann said the main goal was to work out plans for a new constitution for the World Zionist Organization.

Among major intended changes, he said, was abolition of the shekel as a factor determining the size of each country’s representation at the Zionist Congress, although purchase of a shekel will remain the basis for the vote in each country to determine the division of votes among the Zionist parties.

Another major change indicated by Dr. Goldmann would permit entire Jewish organizations to join the World Zionist Organization as a unit, receiving a predetermined number of seats without the need to conduct a Zionist election within the organization. This arrangement would be for those organizations which do not want to become involved in Zionist party politics.

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