Thursday, March 12, 2009


The ZF is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Sakol as Assistant Director of the Zionist Federation. The Zionist Federation was founded in 1899 and helped create support for the establishment of the State of Israel.  Today we promote Israel's case and defend our common future.

Gary is also director of the ZF’s young professional branch ‘Israel Connect’, which organises cultural, social, educational and advocacy events relating to Israel, as well as tours to the country. The group is comprised of young professionals ages 20-35 from across Europe who wish to take a proactive stand in support of Israel.

Gary, originally from Glasgow and a graduate of Leeds University, has worked for two years at the youth movement Habonim Dror, where he served as Camps Organiser and Mazkir. He said: “I was always involved in the work that Israel Connect and the Zionist Federation did whilst I was a movement worker, and am absolutely delighted to become part of the team behind it. This is an extremely exciting time to be joining the organisation.”

Alan Aziz, the ZF’s Executive Director, said: “This past year has seen a huge increase in the ZF’s activities in support of Israel. Gary has done a great job developing the Israel Connect group, and we look forward to having him more involved in the ZF”

For more information about the Zionist Federation or Israel Connect, please email or call 020 8343 9756.