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35th World Zionist Congress Elections
Deadline: February 15, 2006.
Tzedek activists are running for places on the US delegation, as
members of the ARZA,
Alliance, Hatikvah Coalition, Jewish Reconstructionist
Federation/Reconstructionist, Likud, and Mercaz slates.
elections are a barometer for Jewish public opinion worldwide.
The US delegation to the World Zionist Congress is the only
democratic body with the potential to encompass nearly the full
spectrum of American Zionism. The election results impact the
relative strength of Zionist organizations within the American
Jewish community, which in turn affects Israel's future via the
distribution of funds raised in the Diaspora.
One of the
most significant issues at stake in these elections is the
future of the West Bank settlements. The Hatikvah Coalition has
pledged to directly challenge the WZO's practice of channeling
funds raised primarily in the Diaspora to the settlements beyond
the Green Line. This dispersal of funds occurs outside official
Israeli government channels, though seemingly with the
government's tacit consent, and it has persisted despite public
commitments made by Israel to freeze settlement expansion.
Furthermore, the Sasson report on the status of illegal
settlements found that the WZO serves as a conduit for the
creation of illegal settlement outposts and in some cases, it
has knowingly built these outposts on Arab land.
make your voice heard today in support of a negotiated,
resolution to the conflict, by registering to vote today
registration fee is $7 (only $5 for students), and ballots will
be mailed to you via email or post. Ballots must be received by
February 28, 2006.
Read more about the platforms of each party
Rabbi Roberto Graetz, and Rabbi Aaron Petuchowski
Jeff Albert, Adam Berman,
Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb, Noam Dolgin, Susannah Heschel,
Danielle Luttenberg, Daniel Orenstein, Richard Schwartz, Ariana
Silberman, and Rabbi Arthur Waskow
Miriam Felton-Dansky, Hasia
Diner, Dan Fleshler, Judith Gelman, Professor Leonard Grob,
Michele Levy, Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, Steve Masters, Ruth
Messinger, Benjamin Murane, Jason Pollens, Lilly Rivlin, Josh
Rosenthal Rabbi Gerald Serotta, Jonathan Sulman, and Benjamin
Cedarbaum,Val Kaplan, Sam Kelman, and Rabbi Amy Small
Salomon Louis Vaz Dias
Irma F. Megiddo
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