Word Zionist Congress online

September 13, 2020 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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The 38th World Zionist Congress(WZC)  this year will convene online through a special broadcast centre in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem building housing HQs of KH-UIA, KKL-JNF, The Jewish Agency and WZO

720 delegates and observers from over 30 countries will participate in the congress scheduled for 20-22 October, 2020 f

The sessions will take place in the afternoons synchronized with time zones in Israel, North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia and South Africa.

This is a first in the history of the Zionist Movement

The theme for the congress will be ‘Mutual Responsibility and Aliyah(Immigration)to Israel’.

Elections will take place for the leadership positions of The National  Institutions -The World Zionist Organization, Keren Kayemet Le’Israel (Jewish National Fund-JNF)and Keren Hayesod.

Similarly, current issues relating to The Jewish People will be deliberated including the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on Jewish communities worldwide; preparation for a wave of immigration to Israel as a result of this worldwide crisis; battling growing antisemitism; developing settlement in Israel and more.

In spite of the Coronavirus pandemic and closed skies, the Executive of The World Zionist Organization decided to convene online the upcoming 38th World Zionist Congress.

The World Zionist Congress(WZC) has taken place since 1897 and has never before been cancelled except on two occasions during both World Wars.

Today, despite the ramifications of Coronavirus, modern technology allows for the WZC to convene online to deliberate and pass resolutions relating to current issues on the Zionist agenda.

The schedule of the WZC will soon be made available with details on panels, speakers and proposed resolutions.

All the participants in the World Zionist Congress will be connected online through their own digital instruments or personal smartphones directly to the deliberations, lectures, panels and voting at the Congress that will be broadcast live worldwide through an innovative special digital online platform of the Jerusalem International Convention Centre (Binyanei Ha’uma).

Similarly, the delegates and observers will be able to communicate directly between each other using this innovative platform.

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