ג' תשרי התשע"ח
23/09/2017

Activities in Israel and Countering Antisemitism

   

The Department was established to strengthen Jewish-Zionist identity among Israelis. It has also been charged with positioning the World Zionist Organization as the international umbrella organization in the struggle against Anti-Semitism and manifestations of hatred against Jews and the State of Israel.

To counter the erosion in identification with Zionist ideals on the part of Israeli teenagers, coupled with a growing inclination on the part of some to leave the country, the Department has determined that the enhancement of public discussion on Zionism among Israelis shall be one of its major goals.

To further these goals, the Department oversees a number of bodies that operate a multiplicity of programs aimed at reinforcing Zionist values within diverse populations throughoutIsrael.

       

 

 

Delegitimation of Israel

 

 

 לחיים ירושלים  

L'caim Yerushalayim!

The "L'chaim Yerushalyim" program of the World Zionist Organization, from May 21-28, 2017, brought hundreds of young unaffiliated Jews from communities around the world to celebrate with us the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.

During this week, young people were hosted by Israeli families throughout the country. Through the WZO and its partners, our guests were able to create their own personal 'Jerusalem Experience'.
They experienced cultural events, shows, tours,  visiting Jewish heritage sites, culinary tours and more.

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חידון הציונות

 

 

 At which congress was the “Uganda proposal” made?

 

For the fourth year running, the Department for Activities in Israel, through the Zionist Council and in collaboration with Channel 10, initiated a quiz that connects Zionist families from Israel and worldwide. The quiz begins with local quizzes throughout Israel and the Diaspora. The ten winning families reach the final in Jerusalem, in a festive televised event broadcast on Yom HaAtzmaut on Channel 10. The event connects different generations of the Zionist story who participated in a contemporary educational experience.

This year, for the first time, families living in the USA took part.
The quiz, which has already become a tradition, received high TV ratings and media coverage.

 

הקונגרס הציוני לנוער

 

 

 The 36th Annual Zionist Congress for Youth

 

The Israel Department’s 36th Zionist Congress for youth took place in Emek Hamaayanot in the north of Israel. Hundreds of youth from all of Israel took part in the congress: boys and girls who represent the sectors that make up the Israeli human mosaic. Participants undergo two days of learning, trips and getting to know different places in Israel, discuss current issues in Israeli society, talk Zionism and enjoy meeting one another.

The event ended with a festive plenum with WZO chair Avraham Duvdevani, vice and deputy WZO chair Yaakov Hagoel, Zionist Congress chair Yigal Bibi and Zionist Council CEO Yigal Brand

 

 

 סמינרים ברחבי העולם למאבק באנטישמיות

   Countering anti-Semitism seminar in France


The seminar, was held in December and was attended by more than 130 people from all over France, including organization heads, Federation leaders, community leaders, young people and adults from the entire political spectrum. Seminar participants heard statistics and were taught effective tools for combating anti-Semitic incidents.

The seminar included workshops and panels for young activists, round table discussions, interactive talks and lectures by leaders in the struggle against anti-Semitism

 

כנסים בישראל למאבק באנטישמיות

 

 

 Conference on the “Challenge of countering anti-Semitism”


The goal of the conference, held at Bar-Ilan University, was to expose the tremendous scope of anti-Semitism around the world and to sound a call to join forces and pool resources with government entities and decision-makers the world over, while examining solutions and operative methods for working with governments and Diaspora Jewry.

Yaakov Hagoell presented data from a survey taken by the WZO’s new Cyber Center, according to which 85% of those asked have experienced or witnessed anti-Semitic events, and 73% of those who experienced or witnessed violent anti-Semitism did not report it to the police.


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   Recreating events of November 29th at the National Institutions


On November 29th the Department held an evening to open events commemorating 70 years since the UN Partition Vote in 1947, as part of the 120th anniversary of the First Zionist Congress. The event took place at the National Institutions Building in Jerusalem. Over 1,000 people – children and adults - danced the hora and celebrated as if it was 1947 and the UN had just officially recognized the right of the Jewish people to a Jewish state in the Land of Israel. An innovative video-art presentation was shown for the first time, depicting the UN vote, and was screened on the building’s façade. Mr. Jacob Hagoel, Deputy and Vice Chair of the WZO, said that “the goal of the recreation was to reinforce awareness of this important day, which paved the way for Israel’s declaration of Independence on 5 Iyyar 5708, and to encourage the Zionist spirit in Israel.”


     

  

 

 

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