Young Delegates to Zionist General Council
Demand End to 'Petrified Establishment'
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Storm Over 'Who Is Jew'
JERUSALEM (ZINS) — Sharp
debate on the question "Who is a
Jew?", made an appearance at
the state funeral for the Nobel
Prize author S. Y. Agnon.
David Ben-Gurion arrived at the
funeral with head uncovered as a
deliberate protest against the gov-
ernment's decision, which he has
characterized as "hypocrisy."
Menahem Porush of the Agudath
Israel party said Agnon himself
was a most observant Jew and
that it was Ben-Gurion's duty to
cover his head. Ben-Gurion ad-
amantly refused. This prompted
Vice Premier Yigal Allon to in-
tervene but without success.
It was only at the cemetery on
the Mt. of Olives that Ben-Gurion
finally put a hat on his head, but
for the sake of protection against
the cold winds that were sweep-
Friday, March 6, 1970-5
Clouds Funeral for Agnon
ing over the hills, he said, and
not because he conceded any point
on the question of principle.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The gen- tributed $346,000,000. The goal for opposing the policies of their own
eration gap took the spotlight at the next two years, he said, is governments. He made that claim
the Zionist General Council (Ac- $700,000,000 — the equivalent of on Jewish loyalty to Israel in the
tions Committee) session here the totals raised in the past three course of his keynote address at
when youthful delegates demanded years.
the General Council.
a complete revamping of the lead-
Dulczin projected income for the
Pincus praised world Jewry for
ership of the Zionist movement to year commencing next April at identifying with Israel through con-
bring it An tune with the times. $380,000,000, including $14,000,000 tributions of money and support
They threatened either to walk in repayment of loans extended by for immigration and human needs.
out of the sessions or disrupt them the Jewish Agency to immigrants. "Such identification," he said,
unless demands for worldwide
Although that figure is small, "means among other things an
elections for a new leadership were it was considered significant that absolute commitment to support
met. The demands, coupled with some of the immigrants who Israel's policy and help create a
attacks on the leaders of the were aided by the Jewish Agency favorable image, even if her
Zionist movement, were made by in their resettlement in Israel policies clash with those of gov-
young people representing the were already capable of making ernments in countries where Jews
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whole political and ideological some contribution of their own live."
gamut, from the left-wing Has- to the immigrant absorption
The sessions ended after adopt-
homer Hatzair to the religious effort.
ing the major resolutions recom-
Zionist youth of Bnei Akiva.
per cent of the new budget mended by its various commit-
They were supported in many is Sixty
tees. These included approval of
of their claims by members of
G ra nt
including immigration, direct elections by secret ballot
the older generation, notably migrants
primary absorption, housing, wel- for delegates to the next World
Yaacov Tsur, head of the Jewish fare,
Zionist Congress to be held here
National' Fund, and Avraham budget is based on a forecast of in 1971, a new membership drive
Schenker, head of the Jewish 60,000 immigrants during the com- and a resolution on the expan-
Agency's organization and informa- ing year.
sion and restructuring of the
Immigration movements now Jewish Agency.
Youth and student elements exist
The council also welcomed the
in 21 countries, Dulczin said,
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disrupted last year's Zionist and there
are 114 immigration
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Council deliberations and almost centers. Total
1,500 long, short
immigration since into the World Zionist Organiza-
did it again last week. They
tion. Monday's session was pre- pant styles for wed-
attacked the Zionist leadership including 93,000 youths and chil- ceded by a memorial meeting for
dings, Bar Mi t
as "a petrified establishment dren trained in Youth Aliya institu- Dr. Joseph Schechtman, a veteran parties. Sizes 4 to
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Yaacov Tsur's son, Mooky, a
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Describing Jewish Agency ed- salem program, the official Zionist
the desire to help anyone but ucational
activities abroad, Dulczin platform which asserts that Israel
these currently involve 560 is central to all Jewish life. The
The youngsters were angrily said
teach- resolution stipulated that young-
rebuked by some of their elders. ers, kindergarten principals,
teachers and in- sters under age 25 would not have
Mrs. Rose L. Halprin of New structors from Israel.
ef- to declare their party affiliation
York, former chairman of the forts would be made to establish
when applying for membership,
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Dulczin spoke of a new project
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Earlier, Emanuel Neumannm nity there had responded enthu-
by Ernest van den Haag
74-year-old chairman of the Amer- siastically. Dulczin, a minister
ican section, rejected proposals without portfolio in the Israel gov-
that Zionist leaders bridge the gap ernment, has announced his res-
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A. L. Pincus, the chairman of
the Jewish Agency, exhorted Jews
Dr. Neumannm claimed that no all over the world to support Is-
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