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OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Elizabeth Berney, Esq. ZOA Op-Ed in FORWARD: ZOA Supporting Trump Refugee Ban is Moral Imperative

The left’s confusion about what constitutes “morality” compels us to respond to Forward editor Jane Eisner’s criticism of Zionist Organization of America because ZOA supports President Trump’s executive order titled “Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States.” Most Americans, according to a recent Rasmussen poll, agree with ZOA: Americans overwhelmingly favor Trump’s […]

Occupied Territories? Hebrew Origins of Palestinian Arab Towns in Judea-Samaria

With the approval of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, which declares as illegal any Israeli presence beyond the 1967 “Green Line” — including the Old City of Jerusalem and its Temple Mount (Judaism’s holiest site) and the Mount of Olives cemetery where Jews have been burying their dead for more than 3,000 years […]

ZOA Israel Mission Student Connects with the Land

We have been spending the last few days in Northern Israel, focusing on the significance of the land to the protection of all of Israel. Because of its mountainous nature, the highest mountain shows deep into Israel, the northern Kibutzim, and Syria. When Syria controlled the area, it was easy for them to see what […]

ZOA Mission Participant Reflects

My two week trip to Israel this 2016-2017 winter has been many things. Moments of joy mixed with moments that were eye opening. The conclusion of my trip was spent on Mount Herzl. This is the place where so many who strived for peace rest. Next on the agenda was The Herzl museum, which commemorates […]

ZOA Student Attends Israeli Knesset

Despite having visited Israel multiple times, and even living in Israel for a year, I had never gone to the Knesset. Yesterday that changed, and it changed with an incredible introduction. I did not just go on a basic tour around the building; I was able to sit in on hearings, meet with Members of […]

ZOA Student Travels to Israel

The Journey Has Just Begun!   2 plane rides, 1 two-hour layover, an investigation( more like speed dating) and 14 hours later here I am!   From west coast to east coast and from the east coast to Tel Aviv, Israel. Hi, my name is Carina and I am the President of our pro-Israel organization […]

ZOA Student Mission to Israel

Just before our trip the UN passed a bill that halted the construction in the “settlements” of Judea and Samaria and that they are condemning people living in the territory. Not only did America not stop this bill from passing they pushed New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal to present the bill, and Senegal followed […]

ZOA Student Mission to Israel – Blog

Some say a path to a man’s heart, and perhaps even his soul, is through his stomach. A little over a year ago I walked by the local Hillel Foundation at The Ohio State University on my way to class and noticed a sign in the window: “Bagel Shop – Open.”​ I was running late […]

ZOA Student Israel Mission Blog

Today we visited an olive oil factory in the northern city of Katzrin. The owner, Avner, shared his story with us. He accidentally stumbled upon a major environmental breakthrough when he realized olive residue and byproducts of oil production could be used for cosmetic and house cleaning purposes instead of being discarded as harmful agents […]

OP-ED BY: Ben Chouake, MD (Dr. Ben) VP, ZOA Op-Ed: Keith Ellison and the DNC: A Troubling Pick for America’s Oldest Political Party

I have been involved in federal elections for about 50 years. I recall as a student advocating first for Humphrey and then McGovern when they ran against Nixon. Still vivid to me is when I got the news that Nixon won on the radio of my old Dodge Dart, I gripped the steering wheel in […]