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    A poster of the World Zionist Organization that includes one word: "Habayta" (home)
In 1954, a covenant was signed between WZO and the Jewish Agency and the Government of Israel, which stipulated the methods of cooperation between the State of Israel and the main Zionist entities. This cooperation was done via the "Coordinating Committee" – an institution comprised of government ministers and the members of the executives of WZO and the Jewish Agency. The Status Law and the Covenant granted WZO and the Jewish Agency formal status as the representatives of the Jewish people in the diaspora within the State of Israel. In June 1979, two new covenants were signed between the parties, this time separately: one with WZO and the other with the Jewish Agency.
Structurally, WZO is comprised of ideological movements (the World Zionist Alliances), national Zionist Federations and international Zionist organizations. Most of these ideological movements are related to parallel political entities in Israel, most of which were founded even before the establishment of the state. The international organizations include the women's movement WIZO, Na'amat, Emunah, B'nai B'rith, Maccabi, The Spanish Federation and the three world-spanning Jewish denominations.
For over 120 years, since first convening in Basel in 1897, the supreme governing body of WZO was the Zionist Congress – an elected parliament of the Zionist Movement around the world. The Congress convenes once every four years, with its delegates being elected according to a

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