World Zionist Congress


In October 2015 in Jerusalem, an extremely important event for all Jews will take place – the 37th World Zionist Congress.

More than 500 delegates from around the world, together with members of the Israeli Parliament (Knesset), are going to make crucial decisions for the future of the Jewish state.

The World Zionist Congress was founded in 1897 by the founder of the Zionist movement Theodor Herzl, in Basel (Switzerland), in order to unite the Jewish communities of the world and to establish a Jewish state.

To37zionistday, the World Zionist Congress is the central legislative body, determining the policy of the leading Jewish organizations in the world – the World Zionist Organization, the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), the Jewish National Fund (KKL) and United Israel Appeal (Keren ha-Yasod). These organizations are responsible on behalf of the Israeli government and the Parliament (Knesset) for the connection between the State of Israel and the Jewish Diaspora.

The World Yisrael Beytenu Movement (Beytenu Olami) represents Russian-speaking Jewish Diaspora communities in the World Zionist Congress and makes a tremendous effort for increasing the representation of Russian-speaking Jewish community in the most influential institution of the Jewish Diaspora.

We firmly believe that the enhancement of representation of the Russian-speaking Jews in the World Zionist Congress will strengthen their position and allow them to influence crucial decisions, thus affecting the future of the Jewish people andthe State of Israel.


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