arzenu is the political voice of Reform, Progressive and Liberal Religious Zionists within the World Zionist Organisation and its subsidiaries. Founded in 1980 as an “ideological grouping” or Brit Olamit within the World Zionist Organization, arzenu has constituent groups in thirteen countries around the world and embraces a two-fold mission: partnering with our local constituents to promote Zionist interest and activities in our congregations and ensuring that Reform Jewish values and interests are represented in the governing bodies of the National Institutions of the State of Israel: the World Zionist Organization, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael and the Jewish Agency for Israel. We use our political strength in the National Institutions to advocate for our values with the Government of Israel.Read story
Only Israeli citizens get a vote in the Knesset, but all Jews can vote in the elections to the World Zionist Congress. These elections determine the political power balance in all of the National Institutions for the legislative period until the next congress elections. A strong election result for Arzenu ensures that the Reform movement will maximise its political influence and provide access to the significant fund distributed by the Zionist movement.Learn More
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