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The Zionist election you can participate in


For a look at the voter’s guide, please see page 2.

(Forward)—Fed up with the American Jewish community and the big-mouth nobodies who think they own it? Good news: There’s an election going on. And you can vote.

No, really. An actual, honest-to-goodness election. Until April 30 you can go online, pay $10 to register and cast a vote for a delegation that will represent the Jews of America at an international convention in Jerusalem next fall. The convention, in turn, will choose officers and set budgets and policies for several major Israeli and international bodies that spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year on Jewish education, social services, urban renewal and, ahem, rural settlements. So it’s sort of a big deal.

The convention is called the World Zionist Congress. It meets every four years or so to oversee something called the World Zionist Organization, or WZO, which is headquartered in Jerusalem and has operations around the world. Starting to sound familiar?

For full article please to to http://forward.com/articles/212347/the-zionist-election-you-can-participate-in-if-y/


Reader Comments

pauljeser writes:

I'll leave it to others to respond to JJ's ongoing negativity about almost anything Israel. One of the most absurd things about this column is using Theodore Bikel's picture. Bikel has become a constant critic of Israel,whose close friend, Ed Asner, is a leader of JVP which supports BDS. Bikel was involved in a film that has been called a blood libel. Bikel's wife calls the current Israeli government corrupt and wrote that it should be toppled.


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