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2    ZIONIST GENERAL
3       COUNCIL
4        XXXIV/2
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6    DRAFT RESOLUTIONS
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12          JERUSALEM
13      Heshvan 16 – 18, 5764
14      November 11-13, 2003

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                                    INDEX                                                      1
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         Proposal   Page                  Subject                        Submitted by
         number
                            Constitutional Amendments
                                     proposals
1           1/1      4     Membership & representation in WZO’s    New Faction, Mizrachi,
                           institutions                            Mercaz. Likud
2          1/2       5     Membership in the WZO                   Herut, New Faction,
                                                                   Mercaz
3           1/3      6     Article 5                               Jim Schiler, AZM
4           1/4      7     Proposed updates to the constitution    Meretz
5           1/5      8     Jerusalem Program 2003                  New Faction
6           1/6      9     Principles for renewing the WZO         B’nai B’rith Int.
                           Constitution
7           1/7     10     Presidents of the Zionist Feds.         Zionist Fed. In Chile
                             The Structure of the Zionist
                                     Movement
8           2/1     12     Empowering the Zionist Feds.            Mercaz
9           2/2     12     Implementation of Regulations           AZM
10          2/3     13     Departmental Committees                 AZM
11          2/4     13     Governance                              Jim Schiller, Estelle Gilston,
                                                                   Ron Weiser
12          2/5     14     Separate Executive Councils             Zionist Fed. In Chile
                            Means of Operations of the
                           WZO & the Jerusalem Program
13          3/1     16     Zionist & Hagshama Youth Movements      Meretz
14          3/2     16     Youth movement Shlichut Map             Beitar
15          3/3     17     Tnuot Noar                              Zionist Fed. In Chile
16          3/4     17     The Zionist Council                     The Zionist Council
17          3/5     18     Contemporary Zionist platform           Mercaz
                           Membership
18          4/1     21     Membership Status & Rights within the   Jim Schiller, Estelle Gilston,
                           WZO                                     Ron Weiser
19          4/2     23     Election & Designation of Delegates     Zionist Fed. In Chile
20          4/3     23     Requirements to be Elected members      Zionist Fed. In Chile
21          4/4     24     Criteria Applied to Distribution of     Zionist Fed. In Chile
                           mandates number
22          4/5     24     World Zionist Unions                    Meretz
23          4/6     24     World Zionist Unions – Britot           Mizrachi, Gesher, Meimad


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2   Committee No. 1
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4    Constitutional
5    Amendments
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      Proposals
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Committee No. 1 – Constitutional Amendments Proposals
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 5                   DRAFT RESOLUTIONS NO. 1/1
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 7Submitted by The New Faction, Mizrachi, Mercaz, Herut, Likud
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 9
 10 Proposal for revision of the Constitution with regard to membership
 11 in the World Zionist Organization and representation in its
 12Institutions
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 15
 16
1. Every organization, union, faction, international Zionist organization
 17 or international Jewish organization is entitled to participate in the
 18 elections for the Zionist Congress and receive proportional representation,
 19 in pursuance of Article 17 (1).
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 21
2.      Conditions for the participation of a voter in the elections for the
 22     Congress are as follows:
  a.
 23     Endorsing the Jerusalem Program
  b.
 24     Personally joining the World Zionist Organization, and by
 25     Personally paying membership dues
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  c.    The voter’s name appears in the voters’ registry
  d.
 27     A Jew who has reached at least age 18
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 29
3.      International Zionist bodies and international Jewish bodies
 30     and others, which are represented in the Zionist Congress without
 31     participating in the elections, will constitute up to one third of the
 32     members of the Congress.
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 34
4.      International Zionist bodies and international Jewish bodies that do
 35     not participate in the elections will be represented on the basis of
 36     uniform criteria.
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 38
5.      An international Zionist body or international Jewish body will not be
 39     able to simultaneously constitute a World Election List. International
 40     Zionist bodies and international Jewish bodies will change their status
 41     if they decide to participate in the elections for the World Zionist
 42     Congress on the basis of World Election Lists.
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Committee No. 1 – Constitutional Amendments Proposals
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 2
 3
 4                 DRAFT RESOLUTIONS NO. 1/2
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 6             Submitted by Herut, the New Faction, Mercaz
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Amendment of Article 5, Section 1 (c)
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Every body or individual affiliated or associated with a World Union or one
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of the factions of the Congress must be accepted and be a member of the
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National Zionist Organization.
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17
18
Membership will become effective automatically as soon as the World
 19
Union notifies the National Federation and the Chairman of the World
 20
Zionist Organization in writing of its acceptance of the Zionist
Federation’s regulations.
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22
 23
 24
 25
 26
 27
 28
Appendix:
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Article 5 section 1 (c )
“Every body of individual affiliated with one of the Congress groupings
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 31
(Article 7 (a)) must be a member of a Zionist Territorial Organization
 32
(the Federation of the said country) or be affiliated to it, in accordance
with the Constitution of the Federation in the said country”.
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Committee No. 1 – Constitutional Amendments Proposals
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 3                    DRAFT RESOLUTION No.1/3
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 5                  Submitted by James Schiller, President
 6                         American Zionist Movement
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 8
Article 5
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Section 1 (c)
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Every body or individual affiliated with one of the Congress groupings
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(Article 7a) or directly with the WZO must be a member of a Zionist
 13
Territorial Organization (the Federation of the said country) or be affiliated
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to it, in accordance with the Constitution of the Federation in the said
 15
country.
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 17
Failure to comply with this provision will result in the exclusion of
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all representatives of such bodies from participation in or election
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to WZO institutions and bodies.
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 21
 22
 23
Underlines signify new language.
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Deletions signify removal of old language.
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 27
Relating to the first part of the amendment, today there are organizations
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that joined the WZO on the international level but are not members of
 29
the Zionist Federations in countries where those organizations operate.
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In order to strengthen the Zionist Movement throughout the world,
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organizations that affiliate with the WZO on the international level
should also affiliate with the WZO’s territorial branches.
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 34
The second part of the amendment is intended to strengthen the
WZO and its Constitution. Without a weighty “penalty” for non-compliance.
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 36
 37
Organizations and bodies feel there is no need to comply with aspects
 38
of the WZO Constitution when one or another regulation does not suit
them. This amendment would give this regulation “teeth”, thus encouraging
 39
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greater compliance.
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Committee No. 1 – Constitutional Amendments Proposals
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 2
 3
 4                   DRAFT RESOLUTIONS NO. 1/4
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 6                 Submitted by Submitted by Haim Hayet,
 7                       Rani Trainin, Sheva Friedman
 8                           World Union of Meretz
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 10
Proposed updates to the constitution
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Section 1
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Zionism has fulfilled its plan from the First Zionist Congress in Basel, and
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founded the State of Israel as the state of the Jewish people and as a
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democratic state, of all its citizens, based on the principles of the
 17
Declaration of Independence.
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Now, the vision of the founding fathers of Zionism should be fulfilled
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concerning the image of this state.
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Section 2
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The aims of Zionism are:
 Unity of the people surrounding the centrality of the State of Israel,
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25while respecting Jewish, religious and cultural diversity.
 To encourage voluntary aliyah as the fulfillment of national Jewish
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27existence and as fulfillment of personal and communal Jewish identity.
 Jewish Zionist ethical education based on Jewish heritage and universal
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29values of social justice, human equality and dignity, peace and
30multiculturalism.
 To develop, disseminate and fulfill these values in Israeli society for
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32 the sake of building an exemplary society, which will serve as a drawing
33 factor for aliyah and absorption.
 Jewish solidarity and an uncompromising battle against all manifestations
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35 of anti-Semitism.
 To turn Hebrew from the language of the state into the language of the
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37 people.
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Committee No. 1 – Constitutional Amendments Proposals
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  2
  3                     DRAFT RESOLUTION No. 1/5
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  5                          Submitted by New Faction
  6
  7
Jerusalem Program 2003
  8
  9
Zionism is the expression of the collective responsibility of the Jewish people for
  10
its future and its continued existence. Zionism sees the Jewish Zionist,
  11
democratic, secure State of Israel as the central means for realizing this aim.
  12
 13
Therefore, the World Zionist Organization will act to:
  14
- 15 Promote the unity of the Jewish people and the centrality of the State of
16 Israel and Jerusalem, its Capital, in the life of the people.
- 17 Promote the ongoing process of ingathering of the Jewish people in its
18 historic homeland by means of aliya from all over the world.
- 19 Strengthen Jewish identity and commitment by fostering Jewish-Zionist
20 education, the teaching of the Hebrew language as the language of the
21 Jewish people and the imparting of the spiritual, moral and cultural
22 values of the Jewish people.
- 23 Fortify the State of Israel as a Jewish, Democratic and Zionist State on
24 the basis of tolerance, equality, pluralism and the prophetic vision of
25 justice and peace while honoring the multiple cultural and religious
26 facets of Judaism.
- 27 Strengthen the State of Israel by providing moral, political and
28 economic support.
- 29 Defend the rights of Jews wherever they may be and to fight against
30 anti-Semitism in its every aspect.
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Committee No. 1 – Constitutional Amendments Proposals
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3                  DRAFT RESOLUTION NO. 1/6
 4                   Submitted by B’nai B’rith International
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Principles for renewing the WZO Constitution
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Stage 1: Substance and membership
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1. B’nai B’rith supports the amendment of the Jerusalem Program to better
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 12
reflect the aims of the Zionist movement today and the means at its
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disposal.
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A. Aims
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The aim of the Zionist movement is to:
17 Provide and build support for the State of Israel as the sovereign
 18 homeland of the Jewish people in Eretz Israel;
19 Nurture the unity of the Jewish people around the world around the
 20 Zionist ideal
21 Preserve Jewish identity
22 Fight anti-Semitism and counter anti-Israel bigotry wherever it might arise
23 Ensure the Zionist identity of Israeli Jews
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B . Means
 27 The Zionist movement will utilize the following means to realize these
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aims:
29 Promoting and facilitating aliya by Jews around the world
30 Promoting identification with the Jewish cultural, religious and moral
 31 legacy through education and Hebrew- language study.
32 Promoting Israel advocacy around the world
33 Championing Israel’s positive attributes of democracy and freedom,
 34 and its image as an island of modern Western ideals in a hostile
 35 neighborhood
36 Ensuring the fundamental involvement of youth in the movement
37 Advocating a program of Zionist activism by the Israeli government,
 38 particularly in the school system and development.
39 Engaging in programmatic activities throughout the world to educate
 40 the general public about the history of State of Israel and its
 41 significance for world heritage, and about the rich contribution of Israel
 42 and the Jewish people to global civilization.
43 The above will be accomplished though cooperation with WZO-
 44 member bodies.
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2. Membership
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a. Member organizations and individuals will adopt, adhere and
  4 implement the revised Jerusalem Program
  5
b. Member organizations will be bound by the decision of the
  6 appropriate WZO institutions and are bound to make a good-faith
  7 effort to realize their implementation.
  8
c. Individual members will be bound by a list of obligations for the
  9 individual Zionist.
  10
d. All member organizations and their representatives will enjoy equal
  11 rights and status.
  12
e. Representation will be determined by independent elections in Israel
  13 and in Jewish communities around the world. Israel will be
  14 represented by 51% of the seats in the governing bodies and the
  15 Diaspora by 49%.
f.16 Any bonafide Jewish organization may run in elections which will be
  17 regional: North America, Europe, Asia/Africa/Australia/NZ; Latin
  18 America.
  19
g. The WZO will raise funds for its own programs and operations.
  20 Funding for member organizations will be only per-project based on a
  21 competitive, fair and prioritized process.
  22
  23
  24
  25
  26                  DRAFT RESOLUTION NO.1/ 7
  27                Submitted by Roberto Munoz, President
  28                         Zionist Federation of Chile
  29
  30
ABOUT THE PRESIDENTS OF THE ZIONIST FEDERATIONS
  31
OF EACH COUNTRY
  32
  33
  34
35
Whereas the basis of the WZO, since its foundation, is active Zionist
 36
Federations spread over the Jewish world, we must consider that each
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president of an active Zionist Federation MUST have a mandate with the
 38
right to vote. The Zionist Federations are the backbone giving life to the
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WZO, justifying its existence.

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4    Committee No. 2
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7 The structure
8     of the
Zionist Movement
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   2
Committee No. 2 – The structure of the Zionist Movement
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   4
   5
   6                     Draft Resolution No. 2/1
   7                    Submitted by MERCAZ Olami
   8
   9
   10
Proposal for empowering the Zionist Federations
   11
   12
Whereas the Zionist Federations around the world are the primary vehicle
   13
   14      for implementing the policies and decisions of the World
   15      Zionist Organization and the Zionist Executive, and for
   16      furthering the Zionist platform as explicated in the Jerusalem
   17      Program,
   18
   it
Be 19resolved that the Zionist General Council calls upon the
Constitution Committee to propose ways and means of enhancing the
  20
status, authority, and powers of the Zionist Federations within the
   21
organizational structure of the WZO.
   22
   23

    24
    25
    26                   Draft Resolution No. 2/2
    27        Submitted by the American Zionist Movement
    28
In the new Constitution to be adopted by the WZO or in its Regulations
    29
    implementation, there be included the following provisions:
for 30
   31
At meetings of the Zionist General Council “Groupings” (as defined in
   32
    current Constitution and the Standing Rules of the Zionist General
the33
Council, shall be organized by Regions (Continents) in addition to Britot
  34
in order to determine how the Executive, the heads of its Departments
    35
and its representatives shall carry out it tasks through Zionist
   36
Federations, as mandated by the WZO Constitution (Article 7 a).
  37
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   2
  3                    Draft Resolution No. 2/3
  4           Submitted by the American Zionist Movement
  5
  6
The Zionist General Council instructs the Executive to establish
  7
immediately a committee for each Unit and Department of the WZO; said
  8
Committee to be comprised of members of the Council and heads of
  9
Zionist Federations, the composition of the Zionist Congress. These
   10
Committees shall review and approve a work plan and the budget of its
  11
Department or Unit; each committee shall be chaired by a member of the
  12
Zionist General Council from outside Israel and shall have a Deputy-Chair
   13
from the ZGC from Israel; each committee shall meet no less than 3 times
   14
each year; its operations, including the necessary travel for committee
   15
members, shall be budgeted from budget of the Department or Unit.
  16
   17

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    19                        Draft Resolution No. 2/4
    20 Submitted by Jim Schiller, USA; Estelle Gilston, Chairperson, ZF Great Britain;
    21Ron Weiser, Chairman, ZF Australia, Robert Guttmann, Chairman, ZF Germany,
    22                       Liz Gianoutsos, ZF New Zealand
    23
   Governance
    24
    25
    26
In addition to the Executive, the Zionist General Council and other standing
    27
committees as may be determined, there shall be a Territorial Assembly that
    28
shall meet during Congress and a Territorial Forum that shall meet as part of
     Zionist General Council.
the 29
    30
The31 Territorial Assembly shall, among other things, elect the Chairs and Deputy
    32
Chairs of Committees established to work with the Departments and Units of the
    33
WZO. The Territorial Assembly and Territorial Forum shall also consider
    34
programmatic and administrative issues that are best analyzed from a territorial
    35
perspective; they shall approve budgets recommended through the Unit and
    36
Departmental Committees and shall be charged with working with the Executive to
    37
determine how the heads of its Departments and its representatives shall carry out it
    38
tasks through Zionist Federations, as currently mandated (WZO Constitution (Article
    39
7 a).
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  2
  3                   Draft Resolution No. 2/5
  4                 Submitted by Roberto Munoz
  5           President of the Zionist Federation in Chile
  6
  7
We urge the inclusion of an article that will CLEARLY ENSURE
  8

that we (WZO and JAFI) will each return to the former system of
   9

having TWO SEPARATE EXECUTIVE COUNCILS, each with its
  10

own chairman, treasurer and Secretary and it’s own budget -
  11

working in a cooperation. Since the work of both, WZO and JAFI
  12

have been growing and changing during the past few years we feel
  13

that the WZO needs to have it’s senior leadership dedicated in full
   14

to the WZO, as does JAFI. This will also return us to a structure for
    15

Zionist activities, leading to the real fulfillment of their goals. By this
   16

means WZO and JAFI will succeed to increase their activities and
  17

projects.
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2    Committee No. 3
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4      Means of
5   Operation of the
6        WZO
7      and the
8     Jerusalem
9
10
       Program
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Committee No. 3 – Means of Operation of the WZO and the Jerusalem Program
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    2
    3                          Draft Resolution no. 3/1
    4                       Submitted by World Union of Meretz
    5
    6
  Zionist and Hagshama Youth Movements
    7
    8
  The ZGC considers the Zionist and Hagshama Youth Movements to be the
    9
  cornerstones of the Zionist movement, and requests that the Zionist
  Executive of the Jewish Agency – through its institutions and committees –
    10
    11
  place the Zionist and Hagshama Youth Movements at the top of their
    12
  priorities with regard to budgetary allocations.
    13
    14
  The ZGC hereby calls upon the President and the Zionist Executive to appoint a joint
    15
  parity committee in order to formulate and work out an operative proposal that returns the
    16
  Zionist youth movements to the authority of the World Zionist Organization, and its
    17
  budgets. The World Zionist Organization must preserve the shlichut map for the Zionist
    18
  youth movements, and instructs the representatives of the World Zionist Organization
    19
  serving in the committees of the Jewish Agency for Israel to maintain the original and
    20
  current shlichut map until the conclusion of the work of the parity committee for returning
    21
  the Zionist youth movements to the WZO.
    22
    23
  On the basis of this proposal, the Committee shall negotiate with our colleagues at the
    24
  Jewish Agency in order to realize this decision.
    25
    26
  The Committee shall report on the results of these discussions within six months.
    27
    28
    29                         Draft Resolution no. 3/2
    30             Submitted by Yifat Ovadia and Yaakov Chaguel
    31
    32
    33
Youth movement shlichut map
The34youth movements perform excellent and important work among the Jewish
    35
communities in the Diaspora, through their shlichim.
    36
The37budget for the shlichut map currently stands at about $4.3 million, and on the
    38
basis of this budget additional resources are raised from Jewish communities for the
    39
activities of shlichim in the Diaspora.
    40
The41ZGC has decided that the youth movement shlichut map should not be changed
    42
or reduced.
    43
For 44 change made to the shlichut map, the relative portion of the youth movement
     any
    45
according to the key accepted to date shall be preserved.
    46
    47
Regarding additional budgets that may be added to the youth movement shlichut
    48
map ($4.3 million), additions shall be made to the youth movement budget according
    49
to the scope of the activities and based on criteria to be decided jointly by
    50
representatives of the Education Department and representatives of the youth
    51
movements.
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Committee No. 3 – Means of Operation of the WZO and the Jerusalem Program
   1
   2
   3                         Draft Resolution no. 3/3
   4                          Submitted by Roberto Munuz
   5                  President of the Zionist Federation of Chile
   6
About Your Organizations – Tnuot Noar
   7
   8
   9
Whereas       the main stream of the Zionist work with youth was always been
   10         under the coordination and sponsorship of the WZO,
   11
We12request that their activity and the Department who deals with them, as
   13
well as the Hagshama Department will RETURN to be under the ONLY
   14
umbrella of the WZO, including their budgets.
   15

    16
    17                        Draft Resolution no. 3/4
    18             Submitted by the ZIONIST COUNCIL IN ISRAEL
    19
    20
The ZIONIST COUNCIL IN ISRAEL
 1.21 Against the background of the socio-economic, security and demographic reality and
 the need to reinforce Israeli’s Jewish-Zionist identity, the ZGC hereby states that the
    22
    23
 Zionist enterprise in Israel must be given top priority in the coming years. The ZGC calls
    24
 upon the Zionist Executive to prepare accordingly.
    25
 2.26 The ZGC congratulates the Zionist Council for expanding its activities in Israeli
    27
 society and calls upon the Zionist Executive to make available the appropriate tools in
    28
 order to encourage and stimulate Jewish-Zionist activity in Israeli society.
    29
 3.30 The ZGC welcomes the Israel Zionist Congress, with a view towards becoming a
 milestone along society’s Zionist path and highlighting Zionist activities in Israel. The
    31
    32
 ZGC calls for turning the Israeli Congress into a permanent gathering, and holding it once
    33
 a year.
    34
 4.35 The ZGC welcomes the youth-oriented activities of the Zionist Council as a factor in
    36
 nurturing ethical Zionist leadership in Israeli society. The ZGC calls for the expansion of
 its37
     activities throughout the country, particularly in peripheral localities.
    38
 5.39 The ZGC calls upon all departments of the Jewish Agency and the WZO to cooperate
    40
 and assist the Zionist Council in expanding its educational activities.
    41
 6.42 The ZGC welcomes the activities of the “Amichai” pre-military mechina (preparatory)
    43
 program for Zionist leadership, which deals with in-depth study of various subjects
    44
 alongside activity on behalf of the community. The preparatory program is experiencing
    45
 financial difficulty and the ZGC calls upon the Zionist Executive to lend a helping hand to
    46
 the program.
    47
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Committee No. 3 – Means of Operation of the WZO and the Jerusalem Program
   1
   2
   3                      Draft Resolution No. 3/5
   4                        Submitted by MERCAZ OLAMI
   5
   6
   7
Proposal for the adoption of a contemporary Zionist platform
   8
   9
   10
 Whereas the Zionist idea and the Zionist imperative have evolved over the
   11         years in response to changing circumstances in the Jewish
   12         world, and as these circumstances have changed significantly
   13         since 1968 when the platform of the Zionist movement was last
   14         revised, and
   15
   16
 Whereas Zionism continues to come under attack both from those who
   17        reject its underlying premises (anti-Zionists) and from those who
   18        claim it has fulfilled its mandate with the securing of a Jewish
   19        state (post-Zionists), and
   20
   21
 Whereas the Zionist vision has always included the creation of an
   22        exemplary Jewish society (chevrat mofet) in the historic Jewish
   23        homeland and the development of a vibrant national culture
   24        anchored in Jewish heritage, in addition to the establishment of
   25        a secure homeland for the Jewish people, and
   26
   27
 Whereas these challenges remain as real and as significant today as
   28        ever, requiring that the Zionist movement continue to be a vital
   29        and relevant movement with the active participation of the entire
   30        Jewish people, and
   31
   32
 Whereas Zionism is the responsibility of the Jewish community in Israel no
   33        less than it is the responsibility of the Jewish people in the
   34        Diaspora, and
   35
   36
 Whereas the current Zionist platform - the revised Jerusalem Program of
   37        1968 - does not present Zionism in the broad and inclusive
   38        terms necessary to engage Jews the world over, including
   39        Israel, in the contemporary spectrum of Zionist tasks, and
   40
   41
 Whereas the current Zionist platform lacks sufficient direction for concrete
   42        expression of Zionist commitments,
   43
   44
 Be it resolved that the Zionist General Council adopts the following text in
   45
 place of the current Jerusalem Program, and recommends that this text be
   46
 incorporated into the revisions to the constitution of the World Zionist
 Organization being proposed in keeping with Resolution 82 of the 34th
   47
   48
 Zionist Congress.
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The Jerusalem Program 2003
 2
  3
  4
Zionism is the national liberation movement of the Jewish people and the
 5
collective responsibility of Jews everywhere for their own future and the
  6
future of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. Accordingly,
  7
the World Zionist Organization calls upon Jews everywhere to work for:
  8
 9 The unity of the Jewish people and the centrality of Israel in Jewish life;
  10
 11The ingathering of the Jewish people in its historic homeland through
  12aliyah from all countries, and the effective integration of all immigrants
  13into Israeli society;
  14
 15The fortification of the State of Israel by promoting settlement, providing
  16economic, political, and moral support, and advocating on its behalf;
  17
 18The engagement of Jews in Israel and the Diaspora in fashioning
  19 Israel as an exemplary society (chevrat mofet) based on the prophetic
  20vision of social justice and the ideals of equality, tolerance, and the
  21pursuit of peace.
  22
 23Strengthening Jewish identity and commitment through the
  24advancement of Jewish, Hebrew, and Zionist education, the fostering of
  25Jewish spiritual, moral and cultural values, the forging of a Jewish national
  26culture, anchored in the Jewish heritage and the Hebrew language, with
  27Israel at its center; and the promotion of Israel experiences for all Jews.
  28
 29The defense of the civil rights of Jews everywhere, and the
  30eradication of anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism in all their manifestations.
  31
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   Committee No. 4 – Membership
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     4                         Draft Resolution No. 4/1
     5 Submitted by Jim Schiller, USA; Estelle Gilston, Chairperson, ZF Great Britain;
     6 Ron Weiser, Chairman, ZF Australia, Robert Guttmann, Chairman, ZF Germany,
     7                        Liz Gianoutsos, ZF New Zealand
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Membership Status and Rights within the World Zionist Organization
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The Zionist General Council hereby declares its support for the following
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principles, and instructs the Constitutional Committee to consider how they
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might be incorporated into the revisions being proposed to the constitution of
     World Zionist Organization as part of the process set in motion by
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Resolution 82 adopted by the 34th Zionist Congress.
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A. Membership
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1. There shall be four categories of membership within the WZO:
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World unions (britot) and any other Zionist or international Jewish organizations
that22subscribe to the Jerusalem Program, which will seek their representation in
     Zionist Congress through elections.
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Zionist Federations, entitled to territorial representation at the Zionist Congress,
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which will select their representatives nationally (and not through participation in
     worldwide elections.)
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Zionist or international Jewish organizations subscribing to the Jerusalem
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Program that opt not to participate in elections, whose number of Congress
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delegates will be determined in accordance to a set of uniform criteria and
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whose representation must be approved by two-thirds of the Zionist General
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Council.
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Members-at-large who will join the WZO through direct membership in
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Territorial Zionist Federations by signing the Jerusalem Program and paying a
membership “shekel,” and who will be eligible to participate in the worldwide
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electoral process, both as electors and as candidates.
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2. Rights of membership:
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Those participating in the elections (as britot, organizations, or members-at-
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large) will be eligible to receive portfolios and positions of office within the WZO.
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Delegates of organizations that do not participate in the electoral process will
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not 41 eligible to receive portfolios, hold office, or vote on matters of budget or
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personnel.
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Unless specified otherwise, such as in the case of Committees of Units and
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Departments (see below), all portfolios and positions of office within the WZO
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(Chairman of the Zionist Executive, Treasurer of the WZO, heads of the WZO
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departments and units, and the WZO-designated co-chairs of JAFI Committees)
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will 47 held by those living in Israel and will be nominated by elected Congress
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delegates.
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All nominations for WZO portfolios and positions of office will be subject to
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review by a Forum of Federation Heads (to be established), which may reject
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such nominations by a 2/3 majority.
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Chairs and Deputy Chairs of Committees of WZO Units and Departments shall
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be elected by delegates representing the Territorial Zionist Federations and will
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be nominated by elected Territorial delegates to Congress. They shall be
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accountable to the Territorial Assembly and Territorial Forum.
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Delegates to legislative institutions of the WZO chosen through the channel of
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territorial representation (i.e., through the Zionist Federations), will not be eligible
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to vote on matters of personnel but will be able to vote on all other matters.
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Members-at-large who are elected as delegates to Congress will have full voting
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rights.
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B. Implementation of Regulations Regarding Membership
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There shall be democratic Elections of all delegates to the Zionist Congress of
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representatives of those britot, organizations, and members-at-large falling into
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categories A.1.a and A.1.d above. Any Jewish Zionist organization (other than
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Zionist Federations) that meets an established set of criteria will be entitled to
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field a list of candidates (of geographic origin in keeping with criteria to be
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established). Voter registration and participation in the electoral process will be
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on an individual basis, organized territorially, and open to all those who meet
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established criteria.
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Elections shall also be held to for a Territorial Assembly of the WZO, which shall
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meet as part of the World Zionist Congress. The Territorial Assembly shall be
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composed of delegates elected democratically through Zionist Federations. The
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manner in which those delegates will be selected will be determined by each
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Federation, as long as this selection process is in accordance with guidelines
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established by a Central Elections committee. Members of the Zionist Federation
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delegations will not be in a position to determine the distribution of WZO
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portfolios.
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Any organization meeting established criteria, including adoption of the
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Jerusalem Program that does not wish to participate in elections will be entitled
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to Congress representation in accordance with uniform criteria to be determined.
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The total number of delegates representing such organizations shall not exceed
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25% of the total number of elected delegates.
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Individuals who wish to become members of the World Zionist Organization may
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do so by taking out direct membership in the Territorial Zionist Federation of the
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country in which they reside and thereby attain the right to vote in and run for
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Congressional elections if they can give evidence of a minimum number of
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supporters.
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Territorial Zionist Federations will be required to establish a category of
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members-at-large, entitling individuals with a minimal number of supporters to
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participate in the democratic processes of Federation management and delegate
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representation.
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  Committee No. 4 – Membership
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    3                       Draft Resolution No. 4/2
    4                      Submitted by Roberto Monuz
    5               President of the Zionist Federation of Chile
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About the Election and Designation of Delegates of each Country
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We10 understand that to be elected as a representative of a country
(through the mandates system), the selected candidate/s need to be
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active members of the local Zionist Federation or the Youth local Zionist
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Federation with at least two years of participation.
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The candidate must have been present in at least 50% of the meeting and
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activities of the local Zionist Federation in the past two years.
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The candidate must have participated actively in at least two yearly
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projects the two years before the elections.
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We18 understand that this must be included as conditions in addition to
those already included in the charter of the WZO.
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Finally, in relation with this point, we propose that any candidate of
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whatever list/group elected in a country must have the approval of the
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local Zionist Federation and the local national elections committee.
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    28                      Draft Resolution No. 4/3
    29                     Submitted by Roberto Monuz
    30              President of the Zionist Federation of Chile
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  About The Requirements to be Elected as Members of the Vaad hapoel
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   We understand – and our proposal is – that to be elected as a member of
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   the Vaad Hapoel, each candidate needs to have the endorsement of the
   local Zionist Federation, because the WZO has historically (since it’s
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   foundation) had a curriculum of democracy, and this IS a democratic way of
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   election of the membership of the Vaad Hapoel.
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  Committee No. 4 – Membership
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   3                       Draft Resolution No. 4/4
   4                      Submitted by Roberto Monuz
   5               President of the Zionist Federation of Chile
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 About the Criteria Applied to the Distribution of the Number of Mandates to
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 each Country
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  We request to include a point of order that will detail the ways that will
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  ensure clear criteria and equal distribution of the number of mandates given
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  to each Federation to avoid any misunderstanding and to ensure they are
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  not based on personal criteria.
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    16                        Draft Resolution No. 4/5
    17                   Submitted by World Union on Meretz
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World Zionist Unions
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The ZGC has decided to grant special status to the World Zionist Unions,
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which constitute the backbone of the Zionist Movement, and call upon the
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Presidium of the Zionist General Council to establish a joint committee
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comprised of the Presidium and the Heads and Secretaries of the World
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Unions, to formulate the mission statement, goals and objectives of the World
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Zionist Unions in accordance with the special status granted them by the
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Constitution.
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    30                        Draft Resolution No. 4/6
    31       Submitted by the World Mizrachi Faction, Gesher, Meimad
    32                      Eliezer Scheffer, Solly Sacks
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The ZGC decides upon the addition of a paragraph to the constitution of the
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World Zionist Organization, to be worded as follows:
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The World Zionist Unions (Britot) of the WZO, which consist of international
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Zionist organizations whose members play an active role in elections to the
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World Zionist Congress in accordance with the constitution, shall have a
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preferred, recognized and special status within the World Zionist Organization
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and41 elected institutions.
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The “Forum of Heads and Secretaries of World Zionist Unions” shall be entitled,
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by virtue of its status, to submit proposals for resolutions to the elected
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institutions of the WZO and to adopt an accepted position on any subject or
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matter.
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