On 100th anniversary of Balfour, the American Zionist Movement conference will reenergize and reclaim Zionism
(Monday, November 6, 2017): The American Zionist Movement (AZM) will convene its National Conference in Washington, DC from November 15-17, 2017, taking place during “Zionism Anniversaries Month” and commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration and the 70th anniversary of the UN Partition Resolution, two key events in the path to the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948.
The conference, with over 50 presenters, will feature key speakers including Ambassador Ron Dermer; Baroness Ruth Deech; Malcolm Hoenlein; Col.(ret.) Richard Kemp; Brig.Gen. (ret.) Yossi Kuperwasser; Gusti Yehoshua-Braverman: and Richard D. Heideman. The program includes panels, discussions and briefings on Israel and Zionism, and special events, including The Balfour Gala hosted at The Embassy of Israel, and sessions on Capitol Hill featuring a Congressional and Diplomatic Luncheon honoring Ambassador Dermer. For more information, including a list of speakers and tentative schedule, click HERE.
Richard D. Heideman, President of AZM, said “Zionism, the term and the ideology, is under attack like never before. The American Zionist Movement is leading a campaign to reenergize Zionism and remind the world of the historical connections and rights of the Jewish people in the ancient land of Israel, as context for the modern State of Israel. On the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which led to widespread international acceptance and support for national sovereignty for the Jewish People in their indigenous and ancestral land, this conference will reclaim the rich history of the Zionist movement in the U.S., among decision-makers, opinion-shapers and all Americans.”
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WHO: American Zionist Movement—including over 25 member and affiliate organizations—in partnership with the World Zionist Organization and the Balfour Initiative of the Israel Forever Foundation.
WHAT: Washington National Conference—speakers, panels, Gala at Israeli Embassy, and Congressional and Diplomatic Luncheon on Capitol Hill honoring Ambassador Ron Dermer
WHEN: November 15-17, 2017
WHERE: Liaison Hotel Embassy of Israel Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Ave NW 3514 International Dr NW HCVC 201AB
Washington, DC 20001 Washington, DC 20008
See conference schedule HERE
The American Zionist Movement (AZM) is comprised of 25 national Jewish Zionist organizations and works across a broad ideological, political and religious spectrum linking the American Jewish community together in support of Israel. Twice in each decade, AZM organizes and sponsors the United States election of delegates to the World Zionist Congress, a process in which tens of thousands of American Jews participate and vote.
AZM Member Organizations: American Forum of Russian Speaking Jewry • Ameinu • AMIT Children • ARZA (Association of Reform Zionists of America) • Aytzim • Bnai Zion • Hadassah – The Women’s Zionist Organization of America • Herut – N.A. • MERCAZ USA – Zionist Organization of Conservative Judaism • NA’AMAT – USA • Partners for Progressive Israel • Religious Zionists of America • Zionist Organization of America Affiliated Organizations: Baltimore Zionist District • B’nai B’rith International •Emunah of America • Friends of the Israel Scouts • Israel Forever Foundation • Jewish National Fund Zionist Youth Movements: • American Zionist Youth Council • B’nei Akiva • BBYO (B’nai B’rith Youth Organization) • Habonim Dror • Hashomer Hatzair • NFTY (National Federation of Temple Youth) • USY ( United Synagogue Youth) • Young Judaea