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The Los Angeles Pogrom That No Jewish Organization Will Talk About

After the end of Shavuot, the holiday in which Jewish people joyfully commemorate the giving of the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai, the Jewish community of Los Angeles concluded it by the new ritual of going to clean off the hateful graffiti from their houses of worship while picking up the broken glass from the […]

OP-ED BY: Daniel Pollak, ZOA Government Relations Co-Director Op-Ed: A Zionist Captain Amongst the British Mandate Army

From remarks delivered on June 25th, 2017, at the 73rd memorial Ceremony for Major General Orde Wingate, at Arlington National Cemetery, where he is interred. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) are different than other armies. Their tactics often involve unexpected solutions to standard problems, and their junior officers lead from the front at all times, […]

A Night on the Town with YATAR and its Unsung Heroes

I am simply blown away by the readiness and desire of young Israelis to sacrifice for the greater good. Periodically, I get reminders of this patriotic devotion from the occasional call or CV containing email prospecting for even a modest opportunity to work with ZOA Israel. Many of these individuals have served with distinction in […]

Anti-Semitic Cyberbullying: One Target Speaks Out

I came across John Pierre Jones on a public Facebook page, where he was spewing outrageously obscene anti-Jewish hate propaganda. There was the Octopus, labeled with the Star of David, clenching the US Capitol building with its tentacles. The tentacles were labeled with the names of Jewish organizations. Then came a racist caricature of an […]

OP-ED BY: Lee Bender What is Happening to American Jewish Organizations?

I have been active with my local Jewish Federation, Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and Israel Advocacy Committee for the past 25 years. I am hawkishly pro-Zionist and pro-American — which has made me a minority in these organizations. Despite their good intentions, these groups have lost sight of their true mission and purpose, and have abdicated […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein ZOA Op-Ed: The Impossible Deal – A Palestinian Arab State Solution

It was exhilarating to watch US President Donald Trump, at his press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, refuse to parrot the tired, irrational, dangerous mantra that a Palestinian state is the only option for peace. Instead, Trump wisely spoke about real peace; creative solutions; ending the Palestinian-Arabs’ teaching of “tremendous hate” to their […]

ZOA Condemns Anti-Semitic Acts – Visits Vandalized Cemeteries

The ZOA is appalled by, and continues to condemn the threats against U.S. and Canadian Jewish Centers and day schools, and the recent ugly vandalism of Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia.  ZOA President Morton Klein visited the Mt. Carmel cemetery in Philadelphia yesterday, and talked to law enforcement officials involved in the Philadelphia […]

Jewish Student Supporters Question ‘Double Standard’ at UM

ANN ARBOR, MI – Several community members urged the University of Michigan Board of Regents and administrators to voice their support for the Jewish student population following anti-Semitic emails sent to students last week. The calls for the university to support Jewish students who were targeted by anti-Semitic emails came with the belief from some […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel ZOA Op-Ed in NY Daily News: Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Now

With Donald Trump in the White House, speculation is mounting: Does he intend to act on his pre-election promise, dating back to January 2016 and reaffirmed both before and since his election, that he will transfer the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem, in accordance with standard diplomatic practice and the 1995 […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel Op-Ed: Move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, and Do it Soon

With Donald Trump in the White House, speculation is mounting: Does he intend to act on his pre-election promise, dating back to January 2016 and reaffirmed both before and since his election, that he will transfer the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem, in accordance with standard diplomatic practice and the 1995 […]

We are The Zionist Organization of America, the oldest pro-Israel organization in the United States
Since its founding in 1897, the Zionist Organization of America has been fighting for the Jewish people and the Land of Israel. Under the leadership of such illustrious presidents as Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, Rabbi Dr. Abba Hillel Silver, and current National President Morton A. Klein, the ZOA has been on the front lines of Jewish activism... Continue reading