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

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  • Joseph Ezekiel Massel (1850 - 1912)
    Joseph Massel (also Yoysef Mazl, born near Vilna, Russia, 1850;[1] d. Manchester, 1912)[2] was a Zionist activist, writer, Hebrew poet and translator[3] who emigrated from Russia to Manchester, Engla...
  • Wilhelm Benjamin Ze'ev Reich (1852 - 1929)
    Chief Rabbi Prof. Wilhelm Reich (1852 - 1929) received his semicha (rabbinic ordination) after studying at the prestigious Pressburger Yeshiva with the famous Rabbi Simchah Bunem Sofer (also: Chatam So...
  • Arthur Ruppin (1876 - 1943)
    ארתור רופין ארתור (שמעון) רוּ...
  • Dr. Samuel Teitler (1900 - 1989)
    Dr. Samuel Teitler who was the first Jew to become a Justice of the Supreme Court of Switzerland and was a member of the Supreme Court 1951-1975. The decoration of the Auditorium of the Israeli Supreme...
  • Samuel Löb Citron (1862 - 1930)
    Samuel L. Citron's Works Read on-line Shemu'el Leib Zitron (1860–1930), Hebrew and Yiddish journalist, writer, and critic. Shemu’el Leib Zitron was born in Minsk and received most of ...

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.


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)