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Zionist Leaders Seek to Iron out Difficulties in Committee Meetings

July 25, 1928
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

With an apparent small majority for the acceptance of the Jewish Agency Commission’s report by the Gency Commission’s report by the General Council of the Zionist World Organization in session here, no plenary meetings of the Council were held Monday and Tuesday.

The majority of the members were occupied at meetings of the special committees appointed to review the various aspects of the Zionist situation Major interest centered in the deliberations of the Special Committee on the Jewish Agency and the Committee on Political Affairs. The sessions of these committees were behind closed doors, but it was learned that the heated discussion on the Jewish Agency continued, the adherents of the Weizmann policy straining every effort to obtain a large majority for the Agency report when the matter will be voted upon at the plenary session. Various texts of resolutions were offered with a view of gaining the support of the representatives of the Palestine Socialist party Hitachduth a well as other insurgent members of the Council. It became apparent that there is little likelihood that the representatives of the labor groups Hitachduth and Poale Zion will vote for the report. Similar is the situation of the Zionist Revisionist. Outside of these groups the other factions will support the Zionist Executive.

It was also stated that an attempt was made to change the decision of the Zionist Congress that the extended Jewish Agency is to be created merely for a period of three years. It appeared doubtful whether the recommendation of such a change in the Congress decision would have the support of the majority.

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