BLOG BY: LIz Berney, Esq.

ZOA Vice Chair Alan Mazurek’s Iran Talk at Great Neck Synagogue
Date: 06.26.15

At Saturday morning services at the beautiful Ahavat Shalom Synagogue in Great Neck on June 20, 2015, Dr. Alan Mazurek, M.D. gave an enthusiastically received talk about the Iranian nuclear situation.  It was the sort of forthright talk that I wish everyone in the country could have heard, because Dr. Mazurek illuminated and corrected many […]

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BLOG BY: Professor Malvina Halberstam

Malvina Halberstam on Zivotofsky v. Kerry
Date: 06.23.15

The “decision is a first; never before has this Court accepted a President’s direct defiance of an Act of Congress in the field of foreign affairs.” (ROBERTS, C.J., dissenting) (slip op., at 1).The Opinion of the CourtThe Court, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy, in which Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan joined, held unconstitutional […]

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BLOG BY: Lee Bender

Every Missile Fired at Israel Has the Potential to Setback World Progress
Date: 06.16.15

This past week, as is becoming increasingly more frequent, yet another announcement of an amazing discovery came from the high-tech, innovative, Start-Up Nation, Israel. This time, a cure for terminal cancer was discovered with breakthrough immunotherapy.At only 67, Israel is the most reliable, capable, predictable, democratic and unequivocal ally of the US. This is in […]

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BLOG BY: Morton Klein and Elizabeth Berney, Esq.

ZOA Op-ed in NY Jewish Week Criticizing Jewish BDS Groups
Date: 05.26.15

Ameinu’s inaccurate Opinion piece invokes the “straw man” of non-existent “murder charges” to distract readers from the real issue: namely, that Ameinu’s “Hatikvah” slate should have been removed from the World Zionist Congress (WZC) election because its members promote discriminatory anti-Israel anti-Jewish boycotts, divestment and/or sanctions (BDS).  Ameinu falsely claims that “Hatikvah” slate groups combat […]

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SOURCE: Jay Solomon

Secret Dealings With Iran Led to Nuclear Talks
Date: 06.30.15

Iran secretly passed to the White House beginning in late 2009 the names of prisoners it wanted released from U.S. custody, part of a wish list to test President Barack Obama’s commitment to improving ties and a move that set off years of clandestine dispatches that helped open the door to nuclear negotiations.The secret messages, […]

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SOURCE: Henry Kissinger And George P. Shultz

Kissinger, Shultz: The Iran Deal and Its Consquences
Date: 04.08.15

The announced framework for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program has the potential to generate a seminal national debate. Advocates exult over the nuclear constraints it would impose on Iran. Critics question the verifiability of these constraints and their longer-term impact on regional and world stability. The historic significance of the agreement and indeed its […]

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