The National Institutions

Israel’s National Institutions, the World Zionist Organization, the Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael and Keren Hayesod, are the organizations established by the Zionist Movement to help bring about the establishment of a Jewish State.

Since the establishment of the State of Israel, the National Institutions have continued to work cooperatively to advance the Zionist enterprise, complementing and interacting with one another in areas as diverse as Aliyah, land reclamation, settlement, strengthening Jewish life in the Diaspora, Zionist education, rescue of endangered Jewish populations, partnering with Jewish communities around the world, combatting anti-Semitism, fundraising, Israel advocacy and fashioning Israel as an exemplary society as an expression of the Zionist ideal.

The headquarters of the National Institutions is located on King George Street in downtown Jerusalem (pictured below). The building was completed in 1936 and became a symbol of the Jewish State prior to Israel’s establishment.

Specifics regarding each of the institutions can be found on their individual websites.