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World Zionist Council May Be Convened to Act on Russia

January 21, 1953
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The Jewish Agency executive is considering convening a special session of the Zionist Actions Committee, policy making body of the Zionist movement between world congresses, to deal with the Soviet anti-Zionist campaign, it was learned here today.

It was also understood that the Jerusalem section of the Agency has decided to confer with the New York office on the matter. Among the suggestions being voiced in the Agency executive is that the organization contact all world Jewish groups for united action against the attacks on the Zionist movement.

In Tel Aviv it was reported today that the Israel Government is preparing another note protesting the continued detention of Mordecai Oren and Mordecai Orenstein, two Israeli citizens, in Prague. The former is a Mapam leader while the latter is a former employee of the Israel legation in Prague. Both were named in the recent Prague trials and Mr. Oren “confessed” to actions detrimental to the Czechoslovak state.

Dr. Arieh Kubowi, Israel Minister to Prague and Warsaw, who has been denounced by both Communist governments, left today for a seven-week tour of the United States in the interests of the Israel bond drive. Dr. Kubowi told newsmen prior to his departure that the Communist drive must be seen “not only as a Jewish struggle but as a human struggle.”

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