"The Jewish people have a long memory and President Quezon deserves to be remembered for his brave act of kindness during such a dark period of Jewish History," said David Yaari.
On Kristallnacht, many synagogues were destroyed, thousands of shops and large department stores owned by Jews were looted and burned down, hundreds of Jews were murdered, and thousands arrested.
This WZO election proved it is time for Eretz HaKodesh to come to the table and represent a significant voice in the future of the Jewish people, both in the Diaspora and in Israel.
The World Jewish Congress Theodor Herzl Award recognizes individuals who the WJC sees as outstanding in their work to promote Herzl's ideals.
Merling visited the holy site with other Likud activists who came to express their gratitude about the results of the World Zionist Organization elections.
Suit insists World Zionist Organization violated Keren Hayesod governing statues, demands court instruct current chair to remain in position until at least April 2022.
Instead, the congress was shrouded in controversy regarding the inclusion of new constituents who threatened to upset the balance of power and the status quo.
Steven Lowy, chairman of the United Israel Appeal board of trustees says ‘all avenues’ will be explored to prevent incumbent world chairman Sam Grundwerg from being ousted in six months.
Rabbi Eric Yoffie’s recent op-ed in the Jerusalem Post claims that a haredi slate at the World Zionist Congress was a destructive influence, a threat to “the fragile unity that the WZO reflects.”
Earlier in the year, Rockoff served as the head of World Mizrachi’s Orthodox Israel Coalition, doubling its membership from the previous elections.