After ZOA representative Liz Berney asked AZM for the procedures to file a complaint, AZM did NOT say that the complaint was time-barred.
had to send four emails on Dec. 25, 2014 and Dec. 26, 2014, asking AZM
which slate AZM
was running on and who PPI's slate partners were, and what the procedure was.
initially failed to inform ZOA
about the availability of any complaint procedure, when Ms. Berney
(the ZOA representative to the AEC) first learned that Partners for Progressive Israel
was running in the World Zionist Congress election, at an AEC meeting during approximately the first week of December 2014, and asked what could be done.
Instead of advising of the existence of a complaint procedure, Judge Gafni and Ms. Rubinstein simply suggested that Ms. Berney should ask the WZO how a slate that supports BDS can run in a WZC election.
then attended a speech by a WZO official to ask this question on December 6, 2014.
The WZO official informed Ms. Berney
that there was some sort of court procedure and a WZO Zionist Supreme Court - but the WZO official knew nothing specific about the procedure.
was unable to reach anyone at WZO
who knew anything further, and was busy completing its own slate.
At the next meeting of the AEC, in late December, Ms. Berney
again asked AZM
about the procedure.
It was after Ms. Berney
sent four emails to AZM
, that AZM
finally (on Dec. 26, 2014) provided some slate partners' identity and the slate name, and explained how and where ZOA
could submit its complaint (in two days, which ZOA
Elizabeth Berney, Esq., Zionist Organization of America Director of Special Projects
 Email from Karen J. Rubinstein to Liz Berney sent Friday Dec. 26, 2014, 9:02 a.m, with copies sent to AZM's Susie Baumohl and Judge Gafni, Howard Katzoff, Morton Klein, and the WZO's Fern Braniss.