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World Zionist Organization

AZM is the U.S. Zionist Federation of the World Zionist Organization

The World Zionist Organization is committed to promoting the Zionist idea and the Zionist enterprise as vital and positive elements of contemporary Jewish life, in accordance with the principles articulated in the Jerusalem Program. This manifesto is dedicated to instilling the centrality of Israel and Jerusalem its capital deep within Jewish consciousness, encouraging the return to Zion, fashioning an exemplary society in the Jewish state, expanding Zionist education including Hebrew language instruction, settling the land, and combating anti-Semitism.

The Constitution of The World Zionist Organization and Regulations for Its Implementation

The World Zionist Organization is committed to promoting the Zionist idea and the Zionist enterprise as vital and positive elements of contemporary Jewish life, in accordance with the principles articulated in the Jerusalem Program. This manifesto is dedicated to instilling the centrality of Israel and Jerusalem its capital deep within Jewish consciousness, encouraging the return to Zion, fashioning an exemplary society in the Jewish state, expanding Zionist education including Hebrew language instruction, settling the land, and combating anti-Semitism.

The Jerusalem Program

The JERUSALEM PROGRAM is the official platform of the WORLD ZIONIST ORGANIZATION and the global Zionist movement, having been most recently amended and adopted in June 2004, as the successor statement to the “Basel Program” of 1897 adopted at the First Zionist Congress convened by Theodor Herzl. The Jerusalem Program states that:

Zionist Congress

The Zionist Congress established by Herzl,is the supreme organ of the World Zionist Organization and its legislative authority. Article 13 of the WZO Constitution stipulates: “An Ordinary Congress shall meet at least once in four years at a place and time determined by the Council. It shall be convened by the Executive”. Notwithstanding, the Constitution allows postponement of the Congress for special reasons, and subject to a vote. Accordingly, the last few Congresses were held approximately every five years, the most recent one being in October 2016. It should be noted that the first five Zionist Congresses were held annually. Visit The 37th Zionist Congress site.

WZO Department for Activities in Israel and Countering Antisemitism

The Department for Activities in Israel and Countering Antisemitism was established to strengthen Jewish-Zionist identity among Israelis. It has also been charged with positioning the World Zionist Organization as the international umbrella organization in the struggle against Anti-Semitism and manifestations of hatred against Jews and the State of Israel.

WZO Department for Diaspora Activities



The Department’s activities aims to develop, strengthen and deepen the connection of the young generation (ages 20-45) to the State of Israel by initiating nuanced discussions regarding Zionist identity and the individual’s relationship to Israel.

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