[from the Meretz USA e-newsletter of December 4]
War is Peace
Freedom is Slavery
Ignorance is Strength
-- George Orwell, "1984", Part 1, Chapter 1
Consider this a primer in the underside of Zionist politics. At first blush, not the most riveting topic in the world. But don't reach for the delete key just yet - unless you really aren't concerned about how decisions get decided, deals get dealt, and money gets divvied up. And, to tell you the truth, it's an incredible Orwellian tale, if you take the time to navigate the labyrinth.
You see, unbeknownst to most Jewish Americans, even those active in the Zionist world, the democratic nature of the Zionist movement is under severe attack - in the name of democracy and Zionism!
For those who don't have the patience, here's a three-bullet "executive summary":• The World Zionist Organization (WZO) has a hand in policy and controls millions of dollars.
• The World Zionist Organization is controlled by its 500+ elected delegates.
• The large Zionist organizations with the lion's share of delegates want to consolidate control of the WZO by dismantling the electoral process.
Now to fill in the details:
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