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World Zionist Congress  // Posts tagged as "World Zionist Congress"

30 Oct Posted by | Comments

“Myself. One People. Our Israel.”

WZC 140

It was a slogan that was used to mobilize Israel’s supporters from all walks of life in the United States to vote in the World Congress elections. Vote you did. The results came in, delegates were elected and the slates that were chosen reflect those many voices; lots of diversity. With that diversity comes…. disagreement. The slates have very different views on what Israel stands for, what Israel should be, what American Zionism should look like, what Israel’s policies should be on many issues and even more! Yet they came to Israel as one delegation; as one community of American Jews who share a love for Israel. A delegation with a passion for Israel strong enough to have them leave their jobs and families to hash out and consider those disagreements not only with each other but with Jews from...

15 Apr Posted by | Comments

In Three Minutes, You Can Effect Change For Israel

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at the JUF-JF Board meeting in Chicago, discussing the importance of the current Israel vote; not the recent Israeli elections in Israel, but the most important Israel vote that we in the Diaspora can participate in, the World Zionist Congress (WZC) vote – happening now. Being president of the American Zionist Movement, (AZM) I understand how Zionism has different meanings and emotions depending on one’s relationship with Israel.  However, I cannot stress enough, as Jewish Americans, regardless of our definition, it is our right and opportunity to vote on behalf of Israel.  The more votes America has, the stronger our voice can be heard for Israel and for Zionism. Why is voting so critical this year?  With the State of Israel besieged on many sides, with the current state of relationships between the State...

30 Mar Posted by | Comments

The Election is Over – Now Go and Vote

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu makes a point as he addresses a joint meeting of Congress in Washington

An open letter to my American Jewish friends: Tell me you care by Dr. David Breakstone, vice chairman of the World Zionist Organization and international vice president of MERCAZ Olami. Exercise  your right to vote – www.myselfourisrael.com  In a recent article, originally published in The Times of Israel, makes his case as to now that the Israel election is over, now is the time to go vote for Israel. PM Netanyahu stands before the U.S. Congress and claims to speak in your name. I’m not going to tell you whether you should feel reassured by that or enraged. I am going to tell you that you have a voice of your own, and a way to make it heard. Now that we who live in Israel have had our say regarding its future, it’s time for you to have yours. As...