Category Blogs
If You Think ZOA’s Campus Dept. Takes a Break During the Summer, You’re Mistaken

If you think ZOA’s Campus Department takes a break during the summer when school isn’t in session, you are mistaken. We are busy! We are getting ready to welcome a group of eager interns to our National office in NY on Monday. This summer’s interns hale from NYU, Columbia, and SUNY Albany, to name a […]

Brooklyn College: Students Afraid to Speak Up and Express Pro-Israel Views

The ZOA has been working with Jewish and pro-Israel students at Brooklyn College to address problems they have been facing on campus.  In February, four Jewish students were ousted, without justification, from an anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions event.  Over the objections of many in the college community, this one-sided Israel-bashing event was co-sponsored by […]

The BDS Wave Rocks California Shores

On April 10th I found myself at one of the most important battles for Israel this year.  Far from the deserts of the Middle East, this battle was taking place in a sunny paradise in Isla Vista, California at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB).  In the place of rockets and suicide bombers, Israel’s […]

Introducing the 1st Annual ‘Jewish 100′ List – Your Nominations Are Invited

Newspapers and magazines are synonymous with the practice of list making, and which reader doesn’t appreciate a good comprehensive, authoritative list? In a way they seem to make the world so simple; people or facts are presented in order, ready packaged, evaluated, boxed and categorized. In truth however in attempting to compile a list of […]

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ZOA Brings ICPHH and Yeshivat Hakotel Together

Among the150,000 buried on the Mount of Olives (Har Hazeitim) — in Judaism’s largest, oldest and holiest cemetery — rest 228 lone soldiers (known as chayalim bodedim) who once fought and died for the establishment of the State of Israel and in defense of Jerusalem. Throngs head for Mount Herzl on Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day, […]

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Erdogan – A vitriolic anti-Semite who is not as pleasant as he sounds

  It may interest readers to know that the Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, stated yesterday that anti-Semitism is a “crime against humanity.” But this was no welcome acknowledgement of an evil to which Erdogan himself has contributed (of which more shortly). For Erdogan, speaking in Vienna at a United Nations event devoted to […]

BDS has nothing to do with academic freedom.

When Brooklyn College’s Students for Justice in Palestine brought Omar Barghouti, the father of the anti-Israel boycott, divest, sanctions (BDS) movement to campus earlier this month, they used poor judgment but were well within their rights.  Luckily for students in America, our laws respect free speech no matter how asinine the issue advocated may be.  […]