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

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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)