Unwavering Support for Israel & the 38th World Zionist Congress

January 2020

Support for Israel

Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc.  reaffirms its steadfast dedication to Zionism, the State and people of  Israel, and robust advocacy for strengthening the US-Israel  relationship. 

As American Zionists and as Hadassah  members, Associates and supporters, we have both the opportunity and  responsibility to vote for the Jewish future in Israel and around the  world. In the fall of 2020, the 38th World Zionist Congress (WZC) will  meet in Jerusalem to make essential decisions regarding institutional  leadership and funding for Israel and world Jewry. All supporters of  Israel in the US can participate online in Zionist Election 2020,  organized by the American Zionist Movement, between January 21 and March 11. 

Many in the pro-Israel community are deeply  passionate and committed to individual ideas for how best to support and  defend the Jewish homeland. Hadassah reaffirms that there is room for  all who love Israel and support her right to exist as a Jewish and  democratic state to join that discussion and make their voices heard. 

In  the US, we must continue to educate our elected officials about the  realities and needs of Israel as a modern democracy, indispensable ally,  and strategic partner of the United States. Hadassah applauds  bipartisan efforts in Washington to show that the United States rejects  the delegitimization of Israel and global Boycott, Divestment and  Sanctions Movement, and affirms Israel's right to defend itself from  terrorist attacks. Bipartisanship is a tenet of the US-Israel  relationship that must never be jeopardized.  

Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc.:

  • Promotes open dialogue within the pro-Israel community and celebrates what unites us— shared identity, love of Israel, and commitment to Jewish traditions and values.  
  • Calls on America’s leaders to support the United States’ unwavering support for Israel and champion bipartisan support as a hallmark of that relationship.
  • Urges all units to educate and mobilize their members and communities to participate in Zionist Election 2020 and to advocate for a strong, peaceful, and secure Israel.

Visit AZM.org/elections for additional information about the US Election for the 38th World Zionist Congress.

Hadassah's Policy Statements represent the organization's official stance on a wide variety of issues facing our nation, Israel and other international matters of concern. Policy Statements are debated and voted on at national meetings by Hadassah’s national board and delegates from our membership. Once approved, statements become official policies of the organization and serve to define Hadassah's overall agenda and advocacy priorities. Hadassah, as a charitable organization classified under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, is prohibited from any direct or indirect support of, or opposition to, candidates for public office.