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Zionist Reservations No Obstacle to Forming Agency, Fishman Holds

August 9, 1928
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An optimistic view as to the outcome of the deliberations of the Zionist General Council was expressed by Jacob Fishman, managing editor of the “Jewish Morning Journal” and American member of the Council who returned Tuesday night on the steamer Olympic.

When interviewed by a representative of the Jewish Daily Bulletin, Mr. Fishman expressed the opinion that the reservations with regard to the report of the Joint Palestine Survey Commission made in the resolution of the Zionist General Council should not constitute an obstacle.

“It is true that the sessions of the Council were at first somewhat stormy. This is probably to be ascribed to the strained, nervous tension under which some of the Zionist leaders work because of the difficult situation which prevailed in Palestine recently. The differences of opinion were, however, straightened out and the resolution was adopted almost unanimously. The reservations made in this resolution do not in my opinion introduce such changes in the recommendations of the Joint Palestine Survey Commission to which the non-Zionists should find themselves unable to agree.

“I am therefore convinced that the extension of the Jewish Agency, taking into consideration the General Council’s resolution, will soon be realized,” he declared.

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