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 Zionist Federation holds 120th AGM 

At the Danubius Hotel in London’s Regents Park, the Zionist Federation held its latest Biennial conference, almost 120 years after the founding of the then English Zionist Federation in 1899. 

Delegates attended from across the political and religious spectrum, representing the members and member organisations of the ZF. The delegates had the opportunity to elect officials, pass resolutions and make decisions for the future of the Zionist Federation and the Zionist movement in the UK. 

Delegates to the conference elected Paul Charney for a further two-year term as chair of the Zionist Federation, passed amendments to the constitution updating a number of processes within the ZF, and decisively voted down a resolution to remove Rabbi Danny Rich as a Patron of the organisation. 



Delegates also approved an amendment to the constitution to enable non membership organisations to join our Zionist umbrella and take full part of the Zionist conversation. 

ZF Executive Director, Arieh Miller said, “it was great to see so many people engaging in the decision making processes of our organisation and movement. The decisions made today will have a real and genuine impact on the way the Zionist Federation is able to operate in the future and we are excited to continue standing up for Israel and Zionism in the UK”. 

The ZF’s re-elected chair, Paul Charney said, “Having a diverse range of views in the room leaves me inspired for the future of British Zionism. As we embark on the celebrations of 120 years of British Zionism, I think it is safe to say that the next 120 years looks to be very exciting for the Zionist Federation and for the Zionist Movement.” 



 Notes for the editor: 

  • The Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland (ZF) was founding in 1899 to support the aspirations of the Zionist movement. Today the ZF works to Educate, Empower and Engage activists and civil society across the UK, telling the stories of Israel that others do not. 
  • The ZF is a membership organisation, with thousands of members and affiliated organisations ranging from the left to the right religiously and politically. 
  • For more information about the ZF, visit or call 02082020202 
  • ZF Chairman: Mr Paul Charney     |    ZF Executive Director: Mr Arieh Miller