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OP-ED BY: Elizabeth Berney, Esq. ZOA Op-Ed on CUNY Anti-Semitism and SJP

I’d like to publicly thank our New York State senator, Jack Martins, for his important role in protecting Jewish and other students from harassment, intimidation and violence perpetrated by the anti-Israel, anti-Semitic, anti-American hate group “Students for Justice in Palestine,” on City University of New York campuses.  Many students who live in our local community […]

State Senate Considers Cutting CUNY Aid Unless Anti-Semitism There Taken Seriously

It was clear during a joint subcommittee meeting Wednesday that the state Senate and Assembly have a long way to go before reaching an agreement on a higher education budget. The main wedge is over a proposal that would shift 30 percent of the cost of City University of New York senior colleges to the […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein, Susan B. Tuchman, Esq., and Zach Stern ZOA Op-Ed on CUNY SJP Anti-Semitism

Campus anti-Semitism is a growing national problem and frighteningly, it has infected The City University of New York (CUNY), historically a haven for Jews and other minorities seeking an excellent, affordable college education.  We work closely with students and others at CUNY and implore the leadership to finally fix the problem before the verbal violence […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein ZOA Op-Ed: Arab Terrorism Responsible for Pew Finding on Transfer

The recent Pew Research Center study finding that about half of Israeli Jews favor transferring Arabs from Israel reveals the fear, frustration and misery that Israeli Jews feel after being subjected to decades of Arab terrorist attacks that have killed and maimed thousands of innocents. Even 54 percent of Masorti (traditional) Israeli Jews and 36 percent of […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel ZOA Op-Ed in JPOST: Both Labor and Likud Now Oppose Palestinian State

In a recent Knesset debate, despite the customary efforts of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Labor Opposition Leader Isaac Herzog to differentiate their political positions, it emerged that actually both oppose creating a Palestinian state under prevailing conditions.    Prime Minister Netanyahu’s position on this is well-known ever since he stated as much last year, in the […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein ZOA Op-Ed in Jewish News on Booker’s Guest, Shedeed

Rabbi Clifford Kulwin naively and wrongly claims that Ahmed Shedeed, president of the Islamic Center of New Jersey, whom U.S. Sen. Cory Booker brought as his guest to the State of the Union address, “is precisely the kind of Muslim we Jews should be praising, and reaching out to.” (“The kind of Muslim leader we […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein & Susan Tuchman, Esq. ZOA Op-Ed in J Weekly: Double Standard Prevails Amid Threats to U.C. Berkeley Jews

After years of urging the University of California Board of Regents to take a strong stand against campus anti-Semitism, the regents will soon be issuing a statement that will hopefully address the problem in a meaningful way. But as regent Bonnie Reiss eloquently stated at the board’s November meeting, the hostile climate for Jewish students […]

Letter by Senator on Opposition to BDS

The following letter was written by Pennsylvania Senator Stewart Greenleaf, who sponsored a PA anti-BDS bill, and addressed to one of his constituents.  The constituent wrote to the Senator about her opposition to the bill, and the attached is the Senator’s response:   Dear Ms. Kemp,             Thank you for your recent letter expressing opposition to […]

Eco-Community Rotem, Israel

Today, and this weekend specifically, the group had the opportunity to see a side of Israel that not many programs take you to see. It’s been a really interesting and eye opening weekend and I am really excited to bring this perspective back to campus as an active Israel activist.   As an activist on […]

ZOA Op-Ed: Double Standard About Muslim Bans – Jewish Bans

A major uproar exploded across the political scene recently when Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” Conversely, there has been a remarkable, deafening silence on the official position proclaimed by Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas: “If there is an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its […]