ZOA and JStreet: No comparison
Your article about the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations (CoP) (“Who is William Daroff, the Next CEO of the Conference of Presidents?” August 6) falsely and inaccurately states that the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) was “accepted” into the CoP.
The ZOA was not voted into the CoP. ZOA is a charter member, one of the 16 organizations that actually founded the CoP in 1956.
Your article also implies that since the ZOA was “accepted” into the CoP, then J Street’s bid for admission should have been approved, too. That’s absurd.
ZOA is an ardent pro-Israel organization. J Street is not. Despite how this group tries to paint itself, J Street supports anti-Israel UN resolutions; accepts millions from self-proclaimed anti-Zionist George Soros; legitimizes Arab terrorism against Israelis; supports groups that promote the anti-Israel and antisemitic BDS movement; and poisons the minds of college students against Israel, instead of building their connection and support.
Comparing the ZOA, the oldest pro-Israel organization in the US, which has always told the truth about the Arab war against Israel and unrelentingly fights anti-Israel bias in the media, on campus, and wherever it exists, to a group that works to destroy support for Israel and sides with its enemies, is wrong and insulting.
MORTON A. KLEIN National President, Zionist Organization of America
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