World Zionist Conference for Australians

World Zionist Conference for Australians2020-10-13T14:52:06+11:00
38th World Zionist Congress

The 38th World Zionist Congress convenes from 20 – 22 October 2020 for the first time in its history, virtually. ARZENU and the WUPJ are represented by a strong delegation from around the world including Australia. Here for your convenience are some online resources.

1. ARZENU Pre Congress Program – Sunday October 11 to Monday October 19

Conference playlist
(Click on the 3 bars at top right to select a video to watch)

2. The World Zionist Congress – Tuesday October 20 to Thursday October 22

Click here for outline of the World Zionist Congress Program

Click here for ARZA Australia Facebook page
(congress will be live streamed)

3. ARZA Australia activities over the year

ARZA Australia made the video below about our activities over the year which was sent to Israel for distribution by ARZENU to affiliates around the world.

I hope, as part of the Progressive Movement here in Australia you will take advantage of the opportunity to see and understand what happens in Israel at the World Zionist Congress. Eight members of ARZA Australia will be represented at the Congress either as Delegates or Deputy Delegates,  and have the opportunity to contribute to policies in support of our Progressive ideals. I hope you will join us.

ARZA President, Helen Shardey

Helen Shardey
ARZA Australia President
UPJ Vice President

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