The five delegates presented Ukraine on the 38th World Zionist Congress
In October 2020 the 38th World Zionist Congress took place. Due to the pandemic it was held for the first time in online format.
Ukraine was represented by five delegates:
Alice Rostovtseva, World Confederation of United Zionists
Rabbi Reuven Stamov, Merkaz
Nikolay Fayengold, Yisrael Beitenu
Оleksandr Gaydar, Arzenu
Michael Tkach, representative of the Likud party.
In 2015 Ukraine was represented by 7 delegates, but because of the changes in the constitution of WZO, the distribution of the delegate seats by the countries has also changed.
Besides comprising with 2015, when the delegates for the congress were c by the democratic elections, in 2020 in spite of the good preparation and full readiness of executive directorate of ZFU for the process, the elections were not held.
It was prevented not so much by a difficult epidemic situation in the world, but by the lack of willingness from some Israeli leaders of the movements to contribute to the electoral process.
Negotiations did not led to the expected result so the distribution of seats was determined by agreement by which representatives of the movements Mizrachi and Meretz renounced their applies for delegate seats from Ukraine.
Nevertheless, Ukrainian delegation successfully participated in the Congress.