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NY Jewish Week ZOA Op-Ed: Brooklyn Food Coop – Stop Punishing Those Fighting BDS

When the Park Slope Food Coop in Brooklyn was founded in 1973, it had a worthy mission: to make healthy and affordable food available to everyone who wanted it. But recently, the Coop appears to have lost its way. In April, it suspended four loyal, long-time members for a whole year – three of them […]

Facts on Israel Website Offering the Truth, Unfiltered

Philadelphia, PA:  The homeland right of no people on earth is more misunderstood than that of the Jewish people to their homeland of Israel.  This is partly because the mainstream media has adopted the Jewish homeland-delegitimizing language of Israel’s foes, but also in part because well-meaning supporters of Israel ourselves unthinkingly use these terms.  Both […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Susan B. Tuchman, Esq. ZOA JTA Article on Fighting Campus Anti-Semitism

Last week, the chancellor of The City University of New York released a report by CUNY-hired outside counsel investigating allegations of campus anti-Semitism. The investigation was triggered by a 14-page letter from the Zionist Organization of America to CUNY’s leadership, which noted, among other incidents, how during a rally last November held by Students for […]

ZOA Israel Moves on Judea and Samaria Rights According to International Law

The discussion of sovereignty is now also heard on the other side of the ocean, but in order for it to take on real momentum we need Israeli statesmen to speak clearly about it. Jeff Daube, ZOA Israel Director and co-chair of “Legal Grounds” is working to provide legal and other tools to Israeli politicians […]

What is a Jew?

Winston S. Churchill: “Some people like the Jews, and some do not. But no thoughtful man can deny the fact that they are, beyond any question, the most formidable and most remarkable race which has appeared in the world.     John F. Kennedy: “Israel was not created in order to disappear- Israel will endure […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein Op-Ed: Honor Elie Wiesel By Sanctioning and Stopping Iran

Both personally, and on behalf of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), I wish to join many others throughout the world in mourning the passing of Elie Wiesel last week.   I must also add that, as someone who knew and often spoke with Elie Wiesel, I am certain that he would also have wanted us […]

OP-ED BY: Eugene Greenstein Letter by ZOA Michigan Leader in Detroit News

Dr. Michael Koplow in his commentary in the Jewish News (“Nothing is Black and White,” June 30, page 5) compares the actions of the Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen to those of Baruch Goldstein, who killed 29 Muslim worshipers in a Hebron mosque in 1994. To Dr. Koplow there is a moral equivalency as religion was […]

“In Their Own Words” ZOA Student Mission to Israel

As activists attending the ZOA Student Leadership Mission to Israel, we have been privileged to witness first-hand the vibrant, inclusive democracy we know as the Jewish state. Our love for the land of Israel and its people has grown exponentially and our knowledge of the state’s history and current events has expanded greatly. Nonetheless, we […]

“In Their Own Words” ZOA Student Mission to Israel

My name is Jason Frances, an upcoming senior at the University of Central Florida and student activist on campus. I am currently majoring in marketing and will graduate in May 2017. Since I started advocacy for Israel, I have encountered many tough challenges from fellow students and organizations, and this mission trip has given me […]

“In Their Own Words” ZOA Student Mission to Israel

This morning we were privileged to hear from Itamar Marcus of the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), an organization that monitors official Palestinian media for incitement. We often wonder, why are children of age 13 and older leaving their houses to go and stab Jews in the streets of Israel. The answer lies in the education […]