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Date:05/28/2014

In February the Zionist Council in Israel and the World Zionist Organization held a conference for mayors in Jerusalem, in which 57 mayors of gathered to discuss the promotion of volunteerism in the Israeli society.

 

The conference began with a tour of the Old City of Jerusalem, attended by Minister of Housing and Construction, MK Uri Ariel, and continued with a panel on the subject “Putting everyone under the stretcher”, facilitated by Linoy Bar Geffen. The panel engaged in the issue of recruitment to the IDF and national service, panel members included, Deputy Defense Minister MK Danny Danon, MK Tamar Zandberg, CEO of the National Service Administration Minister Shalom Gerbi and CEO of the Zionist Council in Israel, Yigal Brand.

 

The next day another panel was held on the subject of Social Involvement: Taking Responsibility for the Common Good and for the Individual, facilitated by Kobi Arieli. The participants on the panel were: MK Michal Biran, managing director of Besheva David Saada, Deputy Minister of Education MK Avi Wortzman, CEO "Krembo Wings" Ophira Rotem, National Student Union Chairman Uri Reshtik and Director of the Zionist Council in Israel’s Tzameret Shnat Sherut movement, Nathaniel Allinson.

 

In the afternoon the director of the Zionist Council in Israel’s Zionist Midrasha, Dr. Gidon Shethel delivered a lecture on the unique significance of Jerusalem to the Jewish nation in Israel and the Diaspora.
 
 
Head of the Department for Activities in Israel and Countering Anti-Semitism at the World Zionist Organization, Yaakov Hagoel, addressed the issue of the international boycott of Israel and told the mayors of the local authorities that they had the right and the duty to act as agents to call out to the senior defense officials not to give in to the boycott and condemnation. 
 
 
The Central Zionist Archives held a Symposium on KKL-JNF sources in cooperation with KKL-JNF late February. Attendees included, Yehiel Leket World Chairman of Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (Jewish National Fund), Yaakov Hagoel, Head of the Department for Activities in Israel and Countering Anti-Semitism, Prof. Yosef Gorny who lectured on Zvi Hermann Schapira, First of the Utopian Realists, Dr. Moti Friedman, Prof. Yossi Ben-Artzi, who spoke about the relevance of Zionist settlement ethos in our time and whether we need to establish more settlements in the State of Israel, Prof. Yossi Katz who spoke about KKL-JNF as the endorser of the idea of the national land in the State of Israel and Dr. Ze’ev Zivan who spoke about the history of the settlement in the Negev – from Nitzana to Eilat. Further lectures were delivered after lunch by Prof. Shaul Ladani and Yaakov Gross who showed KKL-JNF movies filmed between 1920-1955.
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