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Poster calling on citizens to join the “World Zionist Organization”.
“Shiklu et HaShekel” (Get Your Shekel) Zionist vintage Poster calling to donate to the “World Zionist Organization”, printed in Palestine Eretz Israel 1935.
A poster announcing the Zionist shekel (symbolic currency) used to raise funds for the World Zionist Congress
Membership in the Zionist Organization was open to any Jew who agreed with its goals and purchased the “Zionist shekel.”
The World Zionist Organization is an organization of the Zionist movement established on the initiative of Benjamin Zeev Herzl on September 3, 1897, at the first Zionist Congress convened in Basel, Switzerland. The Zionist Organization was established as an umbrella organization, to unite the activities of all Zionist bodies in the world.
The Zionist Organization is one of the national institutions that worked to fulfill the goal of the Zionist movement – the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in the Land of Israel. The agreement between all parts of the Zionist movement to unite behind the demand for the establishment of a Jewish state in the Land of Israel was formed only near the establishment of the State of Israel. At the beginning of its path, the Zionist Organization represented the Jewish community in Eretz Israel before the Ottoman rule and later the entire Jewish people. In 1929, the executive activities of the Zionist Organization passed to the Jewish Agency, and the Zionist Organization remained a policy-making body.
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