Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton A. Klein and Chair Mark Levenson, Esq. have released the following statement:
In light of the shocking resignation by NY Times journalist Bari Weiss, the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has established a hotline for journalists at the NY Times or any other media outlet to call to report any antisemitism, anti-Israel bigotry, bullying, or harassment they are experiencing.
ZOA condemns the hostile antisemitic work environment now on full and public display at The New York Times. Bari Weiss’s decision to resign from her position as a writer and editor at the Times highlights the problems of journalists who call out antisemitism on the right and the left, and stand up for Israel.
No journalist should pay a price for expressing these views. In her resignation letter, Weiss revealed that her Times colleagues called her “a Nazi and a racist.” They criticized her for “writing about the Jews again.”
To all journalists: We are with you and we are here to help you. ZOA has a long and proud record of effectively fighting antisemitism and standing up for the rights of Jews and those that support Israel. We do it in the courts, in Congress, in the media, in schools, and on college campuses. Rest assured, ZOA will stand up for you, too.
If you have been bullied, harassed, or even threatened for expressing support for Jews or Israel, please contact us. We will guide you and stand up for your right to express those views – and the public’s right to hear them.
Contact us at (212) 481-1500 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Together we will fight this culture of intolerance and hostility and bias and bigotry against Jews and the Jewish State at the NY Times and other media outlets.