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Zionist Organization of America

  • Election of Delegates to the Zionist Congress is Under Way

    Close to a million ballots were mailed within the last week to members of American Zionist organizations to elect delegates to the 31st World Zionist Congress which will open in Jerusalem on December 7, it was announced here by the American Zionist Federation (AZF), the umbrella group for all the Zionist membership organizations in the… More ▸

  • Black South African Women Inspired by a Tour of Israel

    A move to improve relations with South Africa’s Black community was undertaken recently by NA’AMAT and the Afro-Asian Institute of Histadrut. From all indications, the effort was successful. Thirty-one representatives of the Organization of Black South African Women, an umbrella group encompassing five organizations, came to Israel as the guests of the two Israeli organizations… More ▸

  • Soviet Jewish Emigration Figures Gladden Two Jewish Organizations

    Two national Jewish organizations said Wednesday they were heartened by reports from Moscow that 400 Jews will have been allowed to leave the Soviet Union by the end of March, but stressed their reservations over whether this “welcome step” signified a meaningful change of policy or a gesture aimed at improving the Soviet image. Alan… More ▸

  • Hadassah Leaders Press USSR to Free Ida Nudel

    Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, pressed the Soviet Union Monday to permit Jewish activist and refusenik Ida Nudel to emigrate to Israel. Three thousand Hadassah leaders, here to celebrate the organization’s 75th anniversary, endorsed a statement adopted by the Hadassah National Board urging that the Soviets allow Nudel “to achieve her dream and… More ▸

  • Funding Israel Outside Established Channels Attacked by Zionist Assembly

    The American Zionist Federation (AZF) biennial convention here last week unanimously passed a resolution deploring allocation of Jewish community funds outside established channels. The measure obviously was a reaction to the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation’s (JCF) recent decision to bypass the Jewish Agency by allocating $100,000 directly to projects in Israel — even though… More ▸

  • Solon Says U.S. Aid to Israel is ‘a Highly Productive Bargain’

    America’s assistance to Israel is “a highly productive bargain,” according to Sen. Larry Pressler (R. SD). “One outstanding and less appreciated fact” is the tremendous return the U.S. obtains from its small economic and security assistance contribution to Israel, he told some 600 people at the annual New York Regions Dinner of the Zionist Organization… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Milton Shapiro of Great Neck, NY, was elected Sunday to a two-year term as president of the Zionist Organization of America, succeeding Alleck Resnick. More ▸

  • ZOA Leader Says His Organization Will Campaign Against Reagan Mideast Plan

    The Administration’s recent decision to funnel American aid to the West Bank through Jordan shows that President Reagan’s 1982 peace plan for the Middle East “is very much alive,” the outgoing president of the Zionist Organization of America warned in a message to delegates here for the ZOA’s 85th national convention. Aleck Resnick of Baltimore… More ▸

  • Reactions of U.S. Jewish Leaders

    American Jewish leaders reacted with shock and horror to the mass murder of 21 Jews worshipping in Istanbul’s Neve Shalom Synagogue on Sabbath morning. Morris Abram, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, said Sunday, “We are as horrified by this appalling criminal and insane act as we were by the… More ▸