American Zionist Movement
|Type||Human Rights, Pro-Israel, Human Relations|
|Headquarters||New York, NY|
|Richard D. Heideman – President|
The American Zionist Movement (AZM) is the American federation of Zionist groups and individuals affiliated with the World Zionist Organization. According to its mission, it is committed to Zionism: the idea that the Jewish people is one people with a shared history, values and language.
The American Zionist Movement was founded in 1993 as a successor organization of the American Zionist Federation. Since then, it has been the official representative of the World Zionist Organization in the United States, and it is in charge of carrying out elections and sending delegates to the World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem every four years.
The AZM subscribes to the five principles of the Jerusalem Program:
- The Unity of the Jewish people and the centrality of Israel in Jewish life;
- The in gathering of the Jewish people in the historic homeland, Eretz Israel, through Aliyah from all countries;
- The strengthening of the State of Israel which is based on the prophetic vision of justice and peace;
- The preservation of the identity of the Jewish people through the fostering of Jewish, Hebrew and Zionist education and of Jewish spiritual and cultural values;
- The protection of Jewish rights everywhere.
- Ameinu (formerly the Labor Zionist Alliance)
- American Forum for Israel (formerly American Forum of Russian Speaking Jewry)
- Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA)
- Aytzim / Green Zionist Alliance
- Baltimore Zionist District
- Bnai Zion
- Herut, North America (Magshimey Herut)
- Jewish Reconstructionist Federation
- Mercaz USA
- Partners for Progressive Israel (formerly Meretz USA)
- Religious Zionists of America
- Zionist Organization of America