Convened in Jerusalem, this is the first Congress to be held in Israel. It begins with a with ceremony at Herzl’s grave. The most prominent discussions at the congress revolve around defining the scope of Zionist goals. It endorses the Jerusalem program, which defines the goals of Zionism as being the “consolidation of the State of Israel, the in-gathering of the exiles in Eretz Yisrael and the fostering of the unity of the Jewish people.” The WZO likewise states its own responsibility in the future as being the mechanism for sustaining working relations between diaspora Jewry and the state of Israel.
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