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Visionaries, Leaders and Supporters of the World Zionist Organization, WZO (XIX - mid-XX centuries)

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  • Shalom Meltzer of Rohatyn (deceased)
    Was one of the fist Zionists and a friend of Theodore Herzl.
  • Adolf Altmann, Rabbi (1879 - 1944)
      Adolf (Abraham) Altmann   Chief Rabbi of Trier, one of the oldest Jewish communities in Germany, as well as rabbi for the Jews of the South Tyrol town of Meran which was close to the fr...
  • Joachim Prinz (1902 - 1988)
    Joachim Prinz (May 10, 1902 – September 30, 1988) was a German-American rabbi who was outspoken against Nazism and became an American Jewish leader. As a young rabbi in Berlin, he was forced to ...
  • Flora Sassoon (1856 - 1936)
    Flora Sassoon (1859–1936) was an Indian-English businesswoman, scholar, Hebraist and philanthropist. Flora Gubbay was born in 1859 in Bombay, India. Her father was Ezekiel Gubbay (1824–...
  • HaRav Kitroni, R' Yisrael Abba Citron, A.B.D. of Petach Tikvah (1881 - 1927)
    Rabbi of Petach Tikvah Rabbi Yisrael Abba Citron. was 24 years old, after having been ordained as a rabbi and marrying the daughter of the "Rogotchover" Rebbe, took an external matriculation exam and...

A homage to Theodor Herzl and his family, as well as co-visionaries, plus those who were inspired by his dream after the Dreyfus Affair to create a homeland for Jewish refugees in the Land of Israel that would be a vibrant, democratic, modern, enlightened, Hebrew speaking, spiritual and moral society, a “light unto the nations".

‎אִם תִּרְצוּ, אֵין זוֹ אַגָדַה

Theodor Herzl, 1904: I believe that Zionism will not cease to be our ideal even after we come to settle in the land of our forefathers in Eretz Israel, for within the Zionist idea is contained the aspiration to moral and spiritual perfection.

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Visionaries, Dreamers and "Do"ers (pre-XIX century)

Presidents of the World Zionist Organization, WZO (XIX - mid-XX centuries)

The establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 concluded the main goal set forth by the World Zionist Organisation, and it was moved to Jerusalem.


The title "President of WZO" was abolished in 1972

      

Visionaries, Leaders and Supporters of the World Zionist Organization, WZO (XIX - mid-XX centuries)