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The World

December 07, 1987

American delegates to the 31st Zionist Congress in Jerusalem demanded more say in Jewish organizations controlled by the Israeli political Establishment. "We should have a voice, and the Israelis should hear that voice, frankly and freely," said Rabbi Alexander Schindler, head of Judaism's Reform movement in the United States. The delegates, who raise millions of dollars for Israel every year, also said they wanted Israeli leaders to pay more attention to the concerns of the Diaspora, or Jews outside Israel. One of the key tasks of the 700 delegates at the five-day congress is to elect a chairman to head both the World Zionist Organization and its executive arm, the Jewish Agency.

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