The congress meets once every four years and formulates policy and elects and oversees the WZO's institutions. It has approximately 600 delegates, of which 38 percent are Israeli, 29 percent American and 33 percent from the rest of the world. Since 1951, delegates have been chosen by means of country-wide agreements. The Israeli delegation is also not elected directly, rather it is appointed according to the relative number of each Zionist party's Knesset members.
Since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, the Zionist Congresses are now held in Jerusalem and the bulk of the deliberations revolve around Israel-Diaspora relations, the centrality of Israel for the Jewish people and immigration to Israel as a Zionist obligation.
Sources: Israeli Foreign Ministry