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Which will be "The Largest Israeli Election Poll Outside Of Israel"?

With one week left for Americans to register for the 35th World Zionist Congress, when I received an email from Dor Chadash with the subject line “Vote Now! The Largest Israeli Election Poll Outside Of Israel” I assumed the email was referring to the upcoming American Zionist Movement‘s oraganizing to elect our delegates. However, instead they are referring to an internet poll they are conducting, which asks the public which Israeli political party we would vote for, offering entry into a raffle for a free trip to Israel for all entrants.
For those of you who want to vote in an election in which your voice wil actually count for something, I suggest you take a few minutes and a few bucks ($7, or $5 for students), to register for the American Zionist Movement’s 35th World Zionist Congress.
And for those of you who are thinking “Well, I don’t know if I’m a Zionist, I care about Israel and Jews and all, but I’m not planning on moving to Israel and I have some criticisms of the government…” this is exactly the place to have your voice heard. Take a few mintues and look at the platforms; you may find an organization that you would like to support. “Post-&Anti-Zionists” are even allowed! All you need is a Social Security Number.
And for those of you who can see “Green” or “Habonim” or “Likud” below and know exactly who you want to vote for, be my guest. The most important thing is to REGISTER NOW so you can vote for your delegates who will represent America’s views on Israel at the congress this June.
Once you register, you’ll need to pick a platform to vote for.
Click to read each of the twelve platforms or click below for the websites for each platform:

17 thoughts on “Which will be "The Largest Israeli Election Poll Outside Of Israel"?

  1. More to the point, it’s not just about making your voice heard; the World Zionist Congress allocates lots and lots of $$$$$$, and this is your opportunity to have a say in where that money goes. So vote today!
    On a less consequential note, I’ll be organizing an online March Madness-style pool to predict the results of the Knesset election. The entrance fee will be a suggested donation to the New Israel Fund or other worthy Israeli organizations. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to Election Day.

  2. Canadians – registering to vote is done through registration in your party.
    HATIKVA Canada supporters looking to sign up go to – also US voters who want a sense of what HATIKVA is about (though it’s not the exact same).

  3. With all due respect, if a post or anti-Zionist votes, they are acting unethically. The Jerusalem Platform is a political document that all parties must agree to, as a condition of participation; presumably, all voters will in good conscience agree to that platform as the basis of thier participation as well.
    Some zionists would like to confuse the issue by insisting that the word ‘zionism’ is really about some vague attachment to Israel and the Jewish people. Not true. That’s a lie, an actual lie, spread by unethical people. Let’s honor the memory of early Zionists by respecting them and thier claims….
    That Zionism will reduce anti-Semitism.
    That israel will be safe haven for the Jewish people.
    That in Israel there will be a regeneration of our people using our own sweat and labor.
    That a Jewish state will be just like/never like other countries.
    And if those assertions turn out to be false in hindsight, let zionism fall by the way side, as Marxism Leninism has in Eastern Europe.
    For Israel to be a state owned by it’s citizens, in full equality, it must not be owned at all by non-citizens.

  4. “For Israel to be a state owned by it’s citizens, in full equality, it must not be owned at all by non-citizens.”
    ah-ha. does this include the Israeli Palestinians and other non-Jews?

  5. The joke is on the anti-zionists and post-zionists… if one of those folks wants to have a say, they have to donate money to an organization furthering zionism..

  6. You mean that if one those folks want to have a say in the World Zionist Organisation, they have to donate money to an organisation furthering Zionism? Cause, um, that kind of makes sense. None of this is any of anti-Zionists’ or post-Zionists’ business — it’s not their movement.

  7. Oh, I see — above was re: inviting post-Zionists and anti-Zionists to vote in the WZO elections. Yes, I agree that’s silly. Such persons should logically stay away, ’cause Zionist organisations are baaaaaaad.

  8. Assaf, Israeli Palestinians are by definition Israeli citizens. So yes, they are part owners of the Israeli state.
    Perhaps you were asking about Palestinians who are not citizens… In truth, I would support some rights for both Jews and Palestinians who live in the diaspora… as long as they were equal rights. Otherwise, no rights at all.

  9. While I appreciate the plug for registration in the elections to the WZO Congress, I must differ with the statement that even anti-Zionists can vote. Well, they can — if they lie and say they are Zionists — but everyone is required to accept and confirm the Jerusalem Program which is the platform on which ALL Zionists agree. Most people I know will not say they agree in principles with which they disagree. And, anyone who agrees with the stated principles IS a Zionist.

  10. oy gevalt. Does this have anything to do with Dennis Ross’ ‘think-tank’ idea to let Jews around the world decide on Israel’s government? I’m still waiting for someone to take us over.

  11. I care about Israel (as a non-Zionist) too much to leave it in the hands of it’s local inhabitants. They have proven themselves to be failures at conflict resolution, social justice, and human rights.
    Is there any way to bring back the British Mandate?

  12. hum wrote: “None of this is any of anti-Zionists’ or post-Zionists’ business — it’s not their movement.”
    Israel claims to be the state of (and logically then to act in the name of) the Jewish people of the diaspora.. it doesn’t limit itself to Zionists

  13. Israel claims to be the state of (and logically then to act in the name of) the Jewish people of the diaspora.. it doesn’t limit itself to Zionists.
    As to Israel, you’ve got the basic idea, although you’re a bit weak on the details. Yes, Israel claims to be the state of the Jewish people in the world; it’s this little principle we call international law. No, it certainly has no legal claim to be acting in the name of the world’s Jewish.
    But you’re sort of off-topic. This is about the World Zionist Organisation. The World Zionist Organisation is not the same thing as Israel; anti-Zionists and post-Zionists should stay away ’cause, well, it reps a movement you abhor.

  14. Is there any way to bring back the British Mandate
    No way! They already screwed up the country with crappy urban planning (Tel Aviv and Jerusalem), the food sucks, and who the hell wants some freakin prince wandering around his new colony?
    If we had to be taken over by another country, I’d choose Mexico! We really need to relax over here, and an enforced midafternoon siesta would be awesome.

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