Zionist Organization of America

  • Leon Dulzin, Former WZO Chairman and Zionist Leader, is Dead at 76

    Leon (Arye) Dulzin, a former Cabinet minister whose career as a leader of the world Zionist movement spanned four decades, died Tuesday night at the age of 76. Dulzin served as chairman of the World Zionist Organization-Jewish Agency Executive from 1978 to 1987, when Simcha Dinitz was elected to replace him. He had been ill… More ▸

  • Message on Arab Funding Allegations to Be Broadcast with ‘days of Rage’

    A controversial documentary on the Palestinians will be broadcast Wednesday on public television stations across the United States, despite charges that the film was partially funded with money coming from Arab countries. But a message informing viewers of the allegations about funding will be broadcast immediately before and after the documentary, which is entitled “Days… More ▸

  • Jewish Groups Outraged by Murder, Play Down U.s.-israel Disagreements

    American Jewish groups have reacted with outrage to reports of the murder of Lt. Col. William Higgins by Moslem extremists in Lebanon, calling the apparent execution cruel, barbaric and brutal. But Jewish leaders also tried to play down disagreements between Israel and the United States over the events of the past few days, emphasizing in… More ▸

  • Bill Limiting U.S. Contacts with PLO Opposed by Some Jewish Organizations

    At least two mainstream Jewish groups joined the Bush administration this week in lobbying the Senate against a proposed measure that would bar U.S. contacts with Palestine Liberation Organization officials considered to be associated with terrorist acts. Both the American Jewish Congress and the Union of American Hebrew Congregations said that in doing so, they… More ▸

  • Jewish Opposition to Pbs Film Ranges from Concern to Outrage

    Opposition is mounting in the Jewish community to a Public Broadcasting Service television documentary on the Palestinians, with a wide spectrum of organizations expressing concern about the film, which is scheduled to air Sept. 6. The documentary, titled “Days of Rage: The Young Palestinians,” is an examination of “why the Palestinian uprising continues and the… More ▸

  • Jewish Agency Votes to Retain Involvement in Absorption Effort

    The Jewish Agency Assembly recommended Wednesday that the agency and the government of Israel begin an “emergency cooperative effort” to expand the absorption of Soviet Jews in Israel. The assembly also voted to review the proposed transfer of absorption activities from the agency to the government, a proposal that disappointed new immigrants and their advocates…. More ▸

  • Zionist General Council Endorses Peace Plan, Ban on PLO Contacts

    The Zionist General Council adjourned its meeting here late Wednesday night after adopting resolutions supporting the government’s peace initiative and its policy of barring contacts with the Palestine Liberation Organization. The General Council is the governing body of the World Zionist Organization between sessions of the World Zionist Congress, which convenes every four years. The… More ▸

  • Baker Speech Seen As Balanced, but That Troubles Some Leaders

    Secretary of State James Baker defended the speech he made Monday night before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee by telling reporters Tuesday it was “very balanced with respect to what we think is required of all the parties if we are going to move forward.” Likewise, a top American Jewish leader reassured delegates to… More ▸

  • Netanyahu Paints Picture of Israel Poised on Brink of Promise, Danger

    Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Binyamin Netanyahu presented a vision Sunday night of an Israel poised on the verge of both greatness and destruction, whose potential for growth or annihilation is so awesome that the description “apocalyptic” does not seem inappropriate. In a three-pronged speech here to the Zionist Organization of America, Netanyahu suggested first that… More ▸