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Philippines awarded special certificate for support of Jews in Holocaust

"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.

Frankfurt am Main Synagogue burning during Kristallnacht

May his light shine on forever

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.

By YECHIEL WASSERMAN
23/11/2020
The Opening of the 26th World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem in 1964.

Sitting at the WZO table from the perspective of an Orthodox Jew

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.

By ALEXANDRA FLEKSHER
14/11/2020
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres gives a speech during a ceremony at Lisbon University

UN S-G to receive World Jewish Congress highest award

The World Jewish Congress Theodor Herzl Award recognizes individuals who the WJC sees as outstanding in their work to promote Herzl's ideals.

New chairman of Settlement Division prays at Temple Mount

Merling visited the holy site with other Likud activists who came to express their gratitude about the results of the World Zionist Organization elections.

Zionist institutions in internal rift, as Keren Hayesod trustees sue WZO

Suit insists World Zionist Organization violated Keren Hayesod governing statues, demands court instruct current chair to remain in position until at least April 2022.

Yaakov Hagoel, incoming Chair of the World Zionist Organization.

Restoring inclusion, inspiration to the Zionist world: we can do better

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.

By DAVID YAARI
01/11/2020

Decision replacing United Israel Appeal chair invalid, won’t be respected

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.

Don’t Despise Democracy

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.”

By RABBI PESACH LERNER
28/10/2020

Rockoff announced as new executive vice president of the RZA

Earlier in the year, Rockoff served as the head of World Mizrachi’s Orthodox Israel Coalition, doubling its membership from the previous elections.

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