Vote for the ZOA Coalition slate (The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), Torah from Sinai, & National Pro-Israel Partners Coalition: Courageously Defending Israel, Sovereignty & the Jewish People) in the WZC (World Zionist Congress) Election

Please Vote for the ZOA Coalition Slate in the 2020 World Zionist Congress Election!

 

Our New Coalition Slate Name:  Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), Torah from Sinai, & National Pro-Israel Partners Coalition: Courageously Defending Israel, Sovereignty & the Jewish People

 

The next World Zionist Congress (WZC) election will take place from Tuesday January 21, 2020 to Wednesday March 11, 2020.   We, the Zionist cause and all Jewish people need your vote for our coalition slate!

If the ZOA coalition slate does not win this election, our opponents, some of whom support anti-Israel BDS and oppose recognizing Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, will turn the World Zionist Congress into the anti-Zionist Congress.

Further, our opponents want to use millions of dollars of communal funds for their own pet projects. With the frightening increase in antisemitism around the world, now is not the time for personal sectorial interests.  ZOA believes now is the time to use communal funds to assure the safety and security of the entire Jewish people.  We must focus on combating antisemitism and anti-Zionism and on rescuing Jews from countries where Jews are no longer safe.

As explained in The Jerusalem Post:

“[S]ome have called on world Jewry to vote for sectorial slates in the hope that they will then back projects aimed at their base. Supporters of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) have come forward with a different message:  Jews throughout the world should vote in the World Zionist Congress elections for a slate that has the best interests of all Zionists at heart. . . . A vote for ZOA is a vote against BDS, a vote against anti-Semitism, a vote against a Hamas-Fatah unity government. It is a vote for safety, security, freedom and Zionism.”  ( “ZIONISTS: STAND UP AND BE COUNTED IN WZC VOTE: A vote for ZOA is a vote against BDS,” by Bobby Brown, Former adviser on Diaspora affairs to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, The Jerusalem Post.)

p.s.  Thank you to everyone who voted for the ZOA coalition slate in the 2015 World Zionist Congress election.  Your vote helped promote pro-Israel activities, combat BDS (see “World Zionist Congress of WZO Adopts ZOA’s Anti-BDS Resolution including Judea/Samaria,” Nov. 2016), pass pro-Israel resolutions, and stop anti-Israel resolutions.”

Please Help Ensure the Security of Israel & Jews All Over the World!

Please Vote for the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), Torah from Sinai, & National Pro-Israel Partners Coalition: Courageously Defending Israel, Sovereignty & the Jewish People.

 

FAQs:

 

What Is the World Zionist Congress?

The World Zionist Congress is the “Parliament of the Jewish People,” founded by Theodore Herzl in 1897.   Once every five years, the World Zionist Congress meets in Jerusalem to make key funding and policy decisions for Israel’s national organizations.  This affects the future of Israel and Jews throughout the world.  The 38th World Zionist Congress will meet in October 2020.  The Congress has 525 delegates from all over the world, including 145 delegates from the United States, elected from various competing slates.  The : Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), Torah from Sinai, & National Pro-Israel Partners Coalition: Courageously Defending Israel, Sovereignty & the Jewish People slate is running in this election and needs your vote to assure a strong Israel and for all the reasons listed here.

 

When Is the Vote?

Voting takes place from Tuesday January 21, 2020 through Wednesday March 11, 2020.

 

How do I Vote?

Most people register and vote on-line during the voting period.  The election website is run by an organization called the American Zionist Movement (AZM).  Paper ballots will also be available. 

During the election period, we will post a link to AZM’s voting website here.   Please check back here.

AZM charges a $7.50 fee, used for its costs for running the election.  For the price of a latte, you can help Jews around the world immensely.  (In Herzl’s time, the fee was one shekel.)

After you register and pay AZM $7.50, you will be able to vote immediately.  Please remember to vote for the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), Torah from Sinai, & National Pro-Israel Partners Coalition: Courageously Defending Israel, Sovereignty & the Jewish People slate.

 

Who Can Vote in the American Election for the World Zionist Congress?

You can vote if: 

    • You are Jewish (self-identify as Jewish);
    • You are at least age 18;
    • You have a residence in the United States (you do NOT need to be a U.S. citizen); and
    • You did NOT vote in the 2019 Knesset elections.

Note:  You do NOT need to be a member of the ZOA or our coalition partners to vote for the “Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), Torah from Sinai, & National Pro-Israel Partners Coalition: Courageously Defending Israel, Sovereignty & the Jewish People” slate.  Anyone who meets the simple requirements above (at least age 18, etc.) can vote.

 

Why Is It So Important to Vote for the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), Torah from Sinai, & National Pro-Israel Partners Coalition: Courageously Defending Israel, Sovereignty & the Jewish People slate?  What Does this slate stand for?  Why is it different from other slates?

1. Prioritizing Saving Jewish Lives:  The World Zionist Congress makes policy, funding and leadership decisions for Israel’s main national institutions: The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), The World Zionist Organization (WZO), The Jewish National Fund (JNF), and Keren Hayesod. 

The ZOA coalition slate will work to make sure that that Israel’s national institutions  have the priorities and resources needed to rescue and bring Jews to Israel from all over the world who are in grave danger due to rising worldwide antisemitism. This is a critical life-saving priority now.  Our slate believes in placing the security and safety of the entire Jewish people first.

2. Combating Jew-Hatred & Israel-Hatred; and Promoting Jewish and Zionist Education:  As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated, “ZOA is a bulwark in the defense of Israel.”  Combating Jew-hatred is another top priority now.  The ZOA Coalition slate educates the public about the truth about the Arab war against Israel.  We promote policies, legislation and strong Jewish and Zionist education to counteract BDS, campus antisemitism, antisemitic textbooks, and Palestinian-Arab leaders’ goal of destroying Israel and the Jewish people.  

3. Supporting the Jewish People’s Rights in Israel, United Jerusalem & Judea/Samaria:  Our slate:

Supports a strong Israel and united Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty

Says “no” to a terrorist Fatah-Hamas-Palestinian state

Supports the right of the Jewish people to live in and settle Judea/Samaria. We educate the public that these areas were historic Jewish areas and designated for the Jewish homeland under international law.

Supports continuing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights

Opposes appeasing terrorists

4. Combating Radical Hostile-To-Israel Groups/Policies/BDS:  Our slate is leading the battle against groups seeking to infiltrate the World Zionist Congress to promote radical “blame Israel” policies.  At least 11 groups that promote hostile-to-Israel policies (even including anti-Israel BDS) are running in the 2020 World Zionist Congress election.  

5. Transforming Harmful, Disrespectful Programs Into Positive Programs:  Shockingly, there are WZO Diaspora programs that criticize vital Israeli security measures such as checkpoints, and that condemn Israeli society and religious Jews.  We will demand an end to these harmful programs.  We will work to assure that WZO programs support Israel’s vital security measures, show the beauty of Israeli society, and respect religious Jews and traditions – and all Jews. 

 

Who Are the 2020 Coalition Partners on the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), Torah from Sinai, & National Pro-Israel Partners Coalition: Courageously Defending Israel, Sovereignty & the Jewish People slate (so far)?

    • Zionist Organization of America (ZOA)
    • Americans for a Safe Israel (AFSI)
    • American Friends of Ateret Cohanim
    • American Friends of Likud (AFL)
    • Americans for Peace and Tolerance (pro-Israel film producers)
    • JCC Watch
    • National Conference on Jewish Affairs
    • NORPAC
    • One Israel Fund
    • Russian Jewish organizations
    • Save the West
    • Sephardic Community Alliance
    • United Mashadi Jewish Community of America (UMJCA)
    • Young Jewish Conservatives (YCJ)
    • Various Synagogues
    • More to be added. . . .

In addition, our slate members includes officials of many other organizations, including CAMERA, Israel Bonds, etc.

Please contact [email protected] if your organization would like to be a coalition partner on our slate!

NOTE:  You do NOT need to be a member of ZOA or of our coalition partners to vote for our slate.  Any Jew over 18 with a residence in the U.S. can vote for our slate! 

 

Who Are the ZOA Coalition slate’s Activist Candidates?

The ZOA Coalition Slate’s candidates include America’s leading staunch pro-Israel activists – people who fight with their hearts and souls to help Israel and the Jewish people. 

Our slate is led by ZOA National President Morton Klein.  Our slate’s candidates include: leaders and activists from ZOA and all our Coalition Partners (see above) & other groups, prominent rabbis, professors, doctors, dentists, film-makers, authors, student leaders, attorneys, teachers, bloggers, and more!   Our inclusive slate includes people from every stream of Judaism, the unaffiliated, and every community – Sephardi, Ashkenazi, Persian-Jewish, Russian-Jewish, and more!   We will publish our full slate list before the election begins.

This is the slate that fights for the safety and security of the entire Jewish people. 

We hope you will join with us!

Please contact [email protected]oa.org if you would like to be a delegate-candidate on our slate. 

 

How Can I Help?

    • Please Remember to Vote for the ZOA Coalition Slate
    • Spread the Word! Please ask your friends and family to vote for the ZOA Coalition slate.
    • Become an election volunteer for our slate.
    • Consider donating funds for election campaign costs
    • Consider becoming a delegate-candidate on the ZOA Coalition slate
    • Ask your organization to endorse or join the ZOA Coalition slate

 

Who Do I Contact for More Information?

Feel free to contact [email protected] if you are interested in being a ZOA Coalition slate delegate-candidate in the 2020 election, or if your organization would like to join our slate, or if you can volunteer to help, or if you would like a speaker from our slate, or if you need assistance or more information.