In March, Gusti Yehoshua Braverman, Co-Chair of the department for Diaspora activities at the World Zionist Organization (WZO) and former Associate Director of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism (IMPJ), went on a work trip to the United States to lay out the 5773 activities of the WZO’s department for Diaspora activities in North America.
The main objectives of the trip were:
Following last year’s visit, Gusti decided to transfer the department’s offices to San Francisco due to growing anti-Israel sentiment on leading US universities on the West Coast. Also, the fourth largest Israeli population is located on the west Coast. Gusti reports that the move has proved to be a success so far.
You can read more about why and get a full summary of her trip in the attached Word-file: Summary of Gusti's work trip.
Condemning terror in France
After the horrific anti-Semitic attack on a Jewish School in Toulouse, France, also in March, Gusti strongly condemned the attack and reaffirmed WZO’s solidarity with the Jewish community in France.
You can read Gusti’s statement here.