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ZOA Student Event at U of Michigan in Detroit Jewish News

I returned to Israel for my 2014 summer internship at the Jerusalem Post just before Operation Protective Edge began. I was unaware that the early morning air raid sirens blasting through Tel Aviv would wake me up, both literally and figuratively, to the fact that a Jewish state is paramount to Jewish survival. I felt compelled to actively support the enduring existence of Israel […]

Muslim Immigration Poses Serious National Security Threat

France, Belgium and now even liberal Denmark regret letting in so many immigrants from Muslim countries. Their swelling Islamic communities have become breeding grounds for terrorists. So why is the U.S. opening the floodgates to foreign Muslims? The threat Muslim immigrants pose to homeland security was not addressed during the White House’s three-day summit on […]

Dershowitz Article in WSJ Supporting Netanyahu’s Iran Speech

As a liberal Democrat who twice campaigned for President Barack Obama , I am appalled that some Democratic members of Congress are planning to boycott the speech of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on March 3 to a joint session of Congress. At bottom, this controversy is not mainly about protocol and politics—it is about […]

Op-ed: Of Course There’s A Crisis In U.S./Israeli Relations

We are at that periodic occurrence, a crisis in Israeli/U.S. relations. This one revolves around White House pique over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s acceptance of an invitation by House Speaker, John Boehner, to address the U.S. Congress on Iran’s nuclear weapons program, an issue on which the White House and Jerusalem have been divided […]

OP-ED BY: Morton Klein and Daniel Mandel Pres. Obama Is Not Serious About Stopping Iranian Nukes

Last week, 10 Senate Democrats who had persistently expressed concern over President Barack Obama’s concessionary policy toward Iran over its nuclear weapons program, announced via a letter to the President that they would desist from seeking to pass new legislation to reimpose sanctions in the event of a failure in nuclear talks. Under reportedly enormous […]

The Paradox of Liberalism on College Campuses

My university is known as being one of the most liberal colleges in the United States. I have attended it for the past two and a half years, and I can attest that the title of a liberal college campus is certainly applicable to my school, as it is an incredibly forward-moving institution. On any […]

ZOA Israel Meets with Dozens of Congressional and Policy Leaders

Lobbying Washington principals and bureaucrats, introducing Israeli government insider Akounis, giving talks in Philadelphia and New Jersey, talking up ZOA’s Israel program at two dinner events, training campus leaders, updating colleagues, catching up with ZOA ISRAEL partners… A lot was accomplished during our recent U.S. trip. A lot falls on us now to follow up. […]

Student Processes Israel Trip and Promises to Take Tools from ZOA Mission Back to Campus

At the top of Ammunition Hill, a group of forty-one student activists sang Hatikva with arms around each other. In a moment that encapsulated the entire trip, the ZOA mission completed its last event before returning stateside for another semester of Zionist activism on college campuses. But it was during that minute-long moment at Ammunition […]

Student on ZOA Mission Seeks Peace in Nazareth

I am frustrated and upset. I am disgusted and taken aback. And it is Christmas. On December 25th, 2014, one would expect to see joy in one of the most holy Christian communities, the home of Jesus, to see a sense of compassion, love and respect. From the Arab-Christian community of Nazareth, I see nothing […]

Student Mission Experiences Israel’s Healthy Diversity Firsthand

The cultural diversity demonstrated in the land of Israel makes it one of the most successful nations throughout the world. Following my return to campus I plan to improve my advocacy skills with the knowledge that I have gained during the ZOA Student Leadership Mission.  The citizens who reside in the land of Israel are […]