(March 13, 2019 / JNS) The American Zionist Movement re-elected Richard Heideman as its president and Francine Stein as the chair of its national board this past weekend at the AZM’s Biennial Assembly in New York.
“We find ourselves in a chess match of hatred,” said Heideman at the event. “Fighting anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism is our communal obligation. We must defend our people, our heritage and our good name. We must adopt a policy of zero tolerance against anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism.”
Also present were Elan Carr, U.S. special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism; Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman and CEO, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations; Alon Ben-Gurion, grandson of Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion; and presidential historian Gil Troy.