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OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel Op-Ed: Hizbollah’s Massive Missile Build-Up Endangers Israel

One day not perhaps not far off, there will be another war between Israel and Hizballah, the Iranian terrorist proxy in Lebanon. One might assume that any future clash will be similar to past ones –– Israel struck by disruptive and occasionally lethal rocket attacks, and intense but limited hostilities over days or weeks, leading […]

ZOA Student Mission “In Their Own Words”

Occupiers! Occupiers! Occupiers! I hear yelled on my campus, the University of Texas at San Antonio, over and over again, but how can any state occupy land that was never a sovereign state to begin with? How can settlements be an obstacle to peace when the Palestinian Authority preaches the destruction of all of Israel? […]

ZOA Student Mission Participant on Gush Katif “In Their Own Words”

Today, I felt the impact of 8,000 Jewish families that have been forgotten by the general public within and around the international community. Gush Katif is the community of the Gaza Strip on the southwest border of the country who in 2005 were forcibly removed from their homes in an effort for peace with the […]

ZOA Student Mission Impressions “In Their Own Words”

Aloha! My name is Anya McClenton and I am a student of Hawaii Pacific University. I am a Christian woman with a HUGE heart for Israel – for many Biblical and political reasons. Due to the fact that I have lived in America for the entirety of my life, I have heard rumors and condemning […]

ZOA Student Mission – Post on “Apartheid”

I’ve been to Israel 5 times now, and even on this trip I’m still learning and seeing new things every day. On this trip in particular, I have been paying very close attention to Israeli Arabs and their quality of life in Israel. As a campus advocate, I’m constantly exposed to the claim that Israel […]

ZOA Student Mission “In Their Own Words”

August 15, 2005, — the day our Jewish brothers and sisters were disengaged from their homes, community and identity – is a date that will remain a devastating event in Israel’s history. Today we started the mission by visiting the Nitzan visitor center for the Gush Katif communities, where we had the privilege to hear […]

“In Their Own Words” Day 7, ZOA College Mission to Israel

On the morning of Thursday June 23rd, we set out to the Galil in order to visit members of the Hashomer Hachadash. Hashomer Hachadash was founded by former Israeli Navy Seal Yoel Zilberman, with the goal to protect farms from theft and vandalism. While in the middle of his army service, Zilberman began to guard his […]

“In Their Own Words” Day 6

Throughout today, I was pursuant to examine the significance of the Golan Heights in the north of the country. It is well known to be a key strategic area that supplies the Sea of Galilee with one third of its water and overlooks the Israeli Galilee region as we were able to physically see from a […]

“In Their Own Words” Day 5

Beginning 6/19, we left Jerusalem and began travelling. We spent the majority of the day in Sderot, a town I am familiar with from previous summers of volunteering.  Dar, our local guide, was very thorough and explained the situation very well. One thing that definitely stuck out to me was that the average rocket launched […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Liz Berney, Esq. Why Does the ADL Continue to Hinder Anti-BDS Efforts?

The anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (“BDS”) campaign is hateful, anti-Semitic economic activity that is designed to delegitimize, economically destroy and culturally and academically isolate the Jewish state. Pro-Israel groups need to work together to combat the BDS onslaught, using every tool at our disposal — including legal action and anti-BDS laws — to curtail discriminatory […]