Panush, Lehrman Assail AZFederation
Threat of ZOA Disfranchisement
8—Friday, March 17, 1972
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
(Continued from Page 1)
District, I endorse and approve the
Panush, Sharron Slomovitz, Irving i resolutions and I am ready to im-
plement them. The decision to
Katz and Dr, Eugene Flo-
withdraw from the American Zion-
Announcing his resign;.
Federation and to resign from
DZF was not taken in baste.1
"The Detroit ZOA District has it , !f necessary in order to main-
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participated most actively in the ta..... the independence, individual-
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affairs of the Federation. A large ity and integrity of the ZOA and
contingent of ZOD members were the Detroit District.
present at and actively engaged
"I want to add that we are ready
in the founding of the American to cooperate and participate with
Zionist Federation in Philadelphia. the DZF in the coordination of
On the local scene, ZOD members Zionist. efforts as equal partners
gave of their energy and time to in such programs which are in
further the organization and de- line with the Objectives of the ZOA
velopment of the Detroit Zionist and whichwithout prejudicing the
Federation and its activities. Carmi independence and individuality of
Slomovitz, the first president of our own programs—will strengthen
the DZF, was largely responsible the Zionist image and Zionist work
i n v it e Y ou
for the success of the DZF in its locally and nationally."
first year of its existence; he put
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tional- -board of the American.Zion- tained that-the. -ZOA had -partici-
ist Federation. His action followed pated
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lution- by the national executive gress, it decided to withdraw from'
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no confidence in Torczyner and re-. ground details the AZF resolution
questing him to resign- as chair- stated:
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"The national board of directors
resolution was adopted by a vote
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note of the recent .decision
As chairnian of the national takes
the Zionist Organization to - with-
board, Torczyner held the highest of
AZF. In doing so,'
post with the AZF among ZOA of- the ZOA has the
dissociated itself from
the entire organized Zionist move-
Announcing his resignation, Tor- ment
and has disfranchised its own
czyner said the AZF had been members
and leaders on all levels
fOunded "with great hopes about of organized,
its future, and its impact on the tionally and internaticinaliy.
American Jewish community. Un-
"We renew our call: to the' na-
fortunately, these hopes were not tional
leadership of the ZOA to
realized," he said, "because the rescind its-regrettable decision, to
Federation, by its very nature, was recognize the need for Zionist
ple and in the short time of my forced to reduce its ideological po-
term endeavored to further the sition to the lowest common de- discipline, and to resinne its place
cause and programs of the DZF. nominator. As a result, it has not in the unified Zionist movement.
We call upon the Zionist Federa-
"I want to recall that when Dr. become a factor in the Jewish tions in the communities to main-
L. Feuer first approached me last community."
tain unity on the local level. We
year to accept the nomination to
Torczyner, who is also co-presi- welcome the reaffirmation of sup:.
the presidency of the -DZF, I ad- dent of the World Union of Gen- port for the AZF by other -Ameri-
vised him of the possibility of the eral Zionists, acknowledged a need can Zionist organizations- and by
ZOA's withdrawal from the Fed- for "an over-all coordinating body the Executive of the World Zion;
eration and indicated that if this of American Zionist organizations," ist Organization: We, renew our
were to happen I'd have to resign but said the AZF has fallen far _commitment to carry out the Zion-
either early or in the middle of short of fulfilling such a role.
ist program and -to his.11d a strong
Instead, he said , the AZF over- Zionist Movement in the United
the term. Dr. Feuer, in the name
of the nominating committee, per- stepped its designated function by States."
suaded me not to decline the nom- heedlessly attempting . to "take
Rabbi Lehrman and Mr. Panush
ination but to wait and see what over the specific activities of said upon hearing this resolution
happens. I then accepted the nom- some -of its• constituent organiza- that such a declaration b shOcking
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"It is now necessary to sever
our relationship with the DZF. I not and should not mean that there of disfranchisemenL" They .said
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I am a member, and implemented of the American Zionist Federa-
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by the resolution unanimously tion has adopted a resolution tak-
adopted by the board of directors ing note of the decision by the
of the Detroit ZOA District. As a
disciplined and responsible mem- Declaring that the ZOA has "dis-
ber of the ZOA and the Detroit 0 associated itself from the entire
rganized Zionist movement and
as disfranchised its own members
a nd leaders on all levels of or-
g anized Zionist life, both nation-
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The AZF resolution reviewed the
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