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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.
  • Abba Hillel Silver (1893 - 1963)
    Abba Hillel Silver (1893–1963) was a U.S. Rabbi and Zionist leader. He was a key figure in the mobilization of American support for the founding of the State of Israel. The American Herzl Photos ...
  • Maximilian Nordau (Simon Maximilian Südfeld) (1849 - 1923)
    Max Nordau born Simon Maximilian Südfeld (July 29, 1849 - January 23, 1923) in Pest, Hungary, was a Zionist leader, physician, author, and social critic. As a social critic, he wrote a number of co...
  • David Ben-Gurion First Prime Minister of Israel (1886 - 1973)
    David Ben-Gurion David Ben-Gurion (Hebrew: דָּוִד בֶּן-גּוּרִיּוֹן‎, born David Grün on 16 October 1886, died 1 December 1973) was the first Prime Minister of Israel. Ben-Gurion's passion for Zionism, ...
  • Chaim (Charles) Azriel Weizmann, 1st President of Israel (1874 - 1952)
    Chaim Azriel Weizmann, Hebrew: חיים עזריאל ויצמן‎, (27 November 1874 – 9 November 1952) was a Zionist leader, President of the Zionist Organization, and the first President of the State of Israel. He w...

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)