Meretz Youth

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Meretz Youth
נוער מרצ
Chairman Uri Wolkowski
Headquarters Tel Aviv
Ideology Socialist Zionism
Social democracy
Environmentalism
Feminism
Social equality
International affiliation International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY)
European affiliation Young European Socialists (YES)
Website meretz.org.il/פועלים-במרצ/נוער-מרצ/

Meretz Youth (Hebrew: נוער מרצ, Noar Meretz) is the youth wing of the Israeli political party Meretz. The organization was founded in 1992, after the union between the Israeli political parties Mapam and Ratz. The first coordinator of Meretz Youth was Ilan Gilon.

Meretz Youth opened branches in Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Ashdod, Kiryat Ono, Beersheba Kfar Saba, Hertzliyah, Haifa, Givatayim, Rishon LeZion, Bat Yam, Pardes Hana and Jerusalem. In their branches, the organization combines cultural and political education with political activism.

The organization is presented also in Meretz's management. In the party's constitution, it was told that 2% of the management of the party must come from Meretz Youth.

Today, about 400 students between the ages 12-18 are members of Meretz Youth.

Youth leading Youth[edit]

According to the organization, Meretz Youth is going with the idea of "Youth leading Youth", which means that the organization is led by their own youth members, and they are the ones who decide about their activities and campaigns.

Meretz Youth's Management[edit]

The chairman currently is Uri Wolkowski.

The chairman is deciding about the at Branches of activities and campaigns together with the organization's leadership. The chairman of Meretz Youth is elected once for a year, while the leadership is elected once for half a year.

History of Meretz Youth's logos
Meretz Youth first logo 
Meretz Youth logo (2010) 
Meretz Youth logo (2013) 
Meretz Youth current logo 

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