Melchior to Head WZO

from Haaretz:

Rabbi Michael Melchior slated to become next WZO head

Rabbi Michael Melchior is slated to head the World Zionist Organization as of next month, after Kadima chairperson Tzipi Livni invited him to join the organization on her party’s ticket, Haaretz has learned.

Melchior may become chairman on August 3, at a meeting of the organization’s steering committee comprising 22 representatives of Zionist movements and political parties. The selection is expected to be confirmed next year by the Zionist Congress.