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This is a Time of Emergency for Israel and the Diaspora THE PRIME MINISTER
'This is a Time of Emergency for Israel and the Diaspora'


Address in Hebrew by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on the final day of the 34th Zionist Congress.

Report by David Essing
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Press Announcement

Zionist Congress Draws to a Close CONFERENCE RESOLUTIONS
Zionist Congress Draws to a Close


The 34th Zionist Congress concluded its session in Jerusalem today with a series of resolutions reaffirming the centrality of Israel, the importance of immigration, promotion of Jewish Zionist education, increased funding for youth movements, coordinating the fight against anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism and settling the Negev and the Galilee.

Press announcement
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This is the most important thing I could do right now GIVING BLOOD AS TERROR STRIKES JERUSALEM--AGAIN
'This is the most important thing
I could do right now'


As terror struck Jerusalem for the second time in two days, Young Judea National President and Zionist Congress delegate Adam Deutsch decided to give blood. He speaks to reporter Jayme Martin.


Congress Greets New Olim at Emotional Airport Ceremony VIDEO CLIP: ON WINGS OF EAGLES
Congress Greets New Olim
at Emotional Airport Ceremony


Eight-year-old Victoria, from Ukraine, was among 400 new immigrants who arrived in Israel, June 18, from Argentina, Russia, Ukraine, southern Caucasus Central Asian republics, France, Canada, USA, Uruguay and Brazil. They were greeted by 500 delegates from the Zionist Congress and JAFI Chairman Sallai Meridor in an emotional ceremony at Ben-Gurion International Airport. (Length: 17 seconds)

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Arab World, Some Palestinians Realize Arafat is Threat to Their Cause DEFENSE MINISTER BINYAMIN
BEN-ELIEZER

'Arab World, Some Palestinians
Realize Arafat is Threat to Their Cause'


An address in Hebrew by the Defense Minister and Labor Party leader.


Report by David Essing.
Press Announcement

Zionism is as important as ever OPPOSITION LEADER YOSSI SARID
'Zionism is as important as ever'


An address in Hebrew by the opposition leader and head of the Meretz Party.

   
Report by David Essing.

Social Action and Responsibility in Israel and Among the Jewish People MAJOR GENERAL UZI DAYAN
'Social Action and Responsibility in Israel and Among the Jewish People'


An address in Hebrew by the Head of the National Security Council and Chairman of the Forum for National Responsibility.


Report by David Essing.

We Have to Achieve Unity YESHIVA UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT
'We Have to Achieve Unity'


An address in Hebrew by Dr. Norman Lamm, President of Yeshiva University.


Anti-Semitism is Alive and a Clear and Present Danger CONF. OF PRESIDENTS' EXEC. VP.
'Anti-Semitism is Alive and a Clear and Present Danger'


An address by the Executive Vice President of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.


The Struggle Against anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism, Xenophobia and the Delegitimization of the Jewish State MINISTER MICHAEL MELCHIOR
'The Struggle Against anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism, Xenophobia and the Delegitimization of the Jewish State'


An address in English by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.


Israel as a Jewish and Demographic State in Keeping with Zionist Principles PROF. ARTHUR HERTZBERG
'Israel as a Jewish and Demographic State in Keeping with Zionist Principles'


The prolific author, rabbi, spiritual leader and educator delivers a major address.


Israel as a Jewish and Demographic State in Keeping with Zionist Principles PROF. YAACOV NEEMAN
'Israel as a Jewish and Demographic State in Keeping with Zionist Principles'


The former Israeli Finance Minister and respected attorney responds to questions from the Congress delegates.

    
Address in Hebrew.

Zionism is not based on discrimination between Jew and Arab SUPREME COURT PRESIDENT
'Zionism is not based on
discrimination between Jew and Arab'


Justice Aharon Barak delivers a major address in Hebrew.


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Israel is the Safety Net of the Jewish People

CHAIRMAN, JEWISH AGENCY & ZIONIST EXECUTIVE
'Israel is the Safety Net of the Jewish People'


An address in Hebrew by Sallai Meridor, Chairman of the Zionist Executive and The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI).

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We Managed to Discuss Some Serious Issues JEWISH AGENCY TREASURER
'We Managed to Discuss Some Serious Issues'


Jewish Agency for Israel Treasurer Chaim Chesler reflects upon the recently concluded 34th Zionist Congress and this week's historic cornerstone laying for a new JAFI settlement in the Gilboa Mountains.  

Bus Bombing Stuns Congress
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TERROR IN JERUSALEM
Bus Bombing Stuns Congress


On the morning he was to address the World Zionist body, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon instead stood in silence over the bodies of 17 murdered Israelis. David Essing reports.


Welcome to Jerusalem LET THE CONGRESS BEGIN
'Welcome to Jerusalem'


Highlights of the colorful opening ceremony and artistic program on Mount Herzl.

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If you love Palestinian children, do not teach them to hate Jews PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE
'If you love Palestinian children, do not teach them to hate Jews'


Address in Hebrew by the President of Israel at opening ceremony.

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Tell Your Children Their Place is Here JERUSALEM MAYOR EHUD OLMERT
'Tell Your Children Their Place is Here'


Address in Hebrew by the Jerusalem Mayor at opening ceremony. 

Jewish Agency and IsraCast Form Webcast Partnership 34th ZIONIST CONGRESS
Jewish Agency and IsraCast Form Webcast Partnership


A strategic partnership between the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) and IsraCast will allow for digital audio and multimedia broadcasts of the 34th Zionist Congress in Jerusalem June 17-20.  

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Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert, during a visit with wounded at Hadassah-University Hospital, Ein Kerem, shares his reaction to June 18th suicide bombing with reporter Dave Bender.


Opposition leader Yossi Sarid is interviewed by reporter David Essing.


Israeli National Security Adviser, Maj. Uzi Dayan.


New York spiritual and communal leader Rabbi Arthur Schneier.


Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm, President of Yeshiva University in New York.


Israeli performers Zahava Ben and Danny Robas highlight the opening concert with their rendition of "Chayecha v'Chayai (Your Life and Mine)."


WZO Honorary Fellow Charlotte Jacobson calls the Congress to order and offers a challenge to the delegates.


Israel's National Anthem, the Hatikvah, as sung by Israeli youth at the opening ceremony on Mt. Herzl.


 

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