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World Zionist Organization Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Zionism, the national liberation movement of the Jewish people, brought about the establishment of the State of Israel, and views a Jewish, Zionist, democratic and secure State of Israel to be the expression of the common responsibility of the Jewish people for its continuity and future.”

World Zionist Organization Constitution, 1992

Description:

“The World Zionist Organization is the central body authorized by its Members to act for and on behalf of the whole of the Movement and of all the Members in the implementation of the Organization and its Zionist Program.”

World Zionist Organization Constitution, 1992

Mission:

“The Zionist Federations are charged with implementing the agenda of the World Zionist Organization. The official mandate of the Zionist Federations was determined by the 34th Zionist Congress, June 2002, as follows:

Aliyah, The Israel Experience, Zionist Education, Hebrew Education, Israel Advocacy, Shaping Israel, and Cultural Nationalism.”

“Zionist Federations,” World Zionist Organization website (accessed Nov. 9. 2007)

Other:
"The World Zionist Organization is composed of 32 federations. Every Federation which accepts the Zionist Program and this Constitution may be a Member of the World Zionist Organization. The admission of a Zionist Federation as a Member shall be decided, upon the proposal of the Executive, by the Council.
The organization builds the connection between Diaspora communities and Israel through the Zionist Federations in a number of ways throughout the year, including the arrangement of reciprocal visits, the promotion of the Hebrew language, and the organization of Israel film festivals, food fairs, etc. Only one Zionist Federation in each country shall be admitted as a Member." (World Zionist Organization Constitution, 1992)