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In 1914 Brandeis assumed leadership of the American Zionist movement, notwithstanding the opinion of many that adherence to Zionism conflicted with a total and undivided commitment to America.
The American Zionist Movement (AZM) renamed the World Zionist Organization (WZO) Congress, the Congress of the Jewish People this past summer.
Public influence" by the American Zionist movement leader Rabbi Abba Silver "would have failed if other avenues of pressure and influence had not been brought to bear on presidential decisions.
Essays by Arthur Zeiger on Emma Lazarus and by Mary McCune on Hadassah emphasize how American Jewish women in their own right shaped and defined American Zionism, and, in the case of Henrietta Szold, created a women's Zionist organization that through "effective recruitment tactics played a significant, if until recently overlooked, role in sustaining the American Zionist movement through a period of membership decline and heightened disinterest among many middle-class American Jews" (107).
Ganin explains how the establishment of the State of Israel siphoned energy from the American Zionist movement, whose essential purpose was achievement of Jewish statehood, and that Ben-Gurion, while working through Zionist leadership, immediately recognized the importance of cultivating a close working relationship between Israel and the non-Zionists.
Developments in the American Zionist movement are typically explained by Raider as owing to the arrival of a Poalei Zion emissary from Palestine, the publication of some new Labor Zionist periodical, or the establishment of another Hehaluz training farm.
Consequently, before Louis Brandeis took leadership of the American Zionist movement during World War I, the FAZ attracted few members to such ancillary women's Zionist groups.
In addition, historians are understandably attracted to momentous events such as the birth of the State of Israel and, along with it, the role played by the American Zionist movement in the birthing process.