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First Day: ZOA Student Mission to Israel

Just after finishing the first day alone, I know that this trip is going to be one I will never forget. The struggle was real though, for college students with jet lag to be ready by 8:10 AM. But, it was not difficult in comparison for those of us who woke up to eat before […]

ZOA’s Board Member Rieders Op-ed on Syrian Refugee Issue

Lately on Facebook there have been postings about the famous poem of Emma Lazarus, a portion of which can be found at the Statue of Liberty.  Even more disturbing are the analogies made by some between Jewish people who were turned away from the shores of the United States and the rest of the civilized […]

ZOA Op-ed: Obama Silence on Palestinian Incitement

Last week, the Obama Administration publicly criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for incitement against Palestinians. What had he done? In a speech expounding the long history of Palestinian incitement and violence, predating Israel’s establishment by decades, Netanyahu had focused on the role of Haj Amin el-Husseini, Mufti of Jerusalem during the British Palestine Mandate, […]

Commentary Mag Essay by ZOA’s Klein on the Jewish Future

Fifty years from now, the Jewish community will be thriving; Israel will be in the midst of a golden age. Israel and the Jewish people will have prevailed over threats experienced today and in the near future. Worsening anti-Semitism during the next half-century’s initial years will be followed by a stronger, more united Jewish community. […]

JPost/Glick: AIPAC Wrongly Continues Supporting Pro Iran Deal Congress Members

Democratic Senator Coons from Delaware betrayed his backers and his voters when at the end of the summer, as the Senate returned from recess, he announced that he was supporting President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. Coons announced his decision in an address at the University of Delaware. There Coons acknowledged that the deal […]

OP-ED BY: Cliff Rieders, Esq. Op-ed by ZOA Board’s Cliff Rieders on Iran Deal

There was a time when the number one item on the liberal agenda was fear of nuclear proliferation.  I remember as a child my mother hearing reports of Strontium 90 in milk as a result of atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons.  She traveled to Cow Lane, which was the last remaining dairy farm in our […]

OP-ED BY: Morton Klein and Liz Berney, Esq. ZOA Op-ed in Washington Jewish Week About Iran’s Planning of 9-11

It’s a frightening irony.  This September 11th, we will mourn 3,000 innocent lives snuffed out during the worst terrorist attack on our homeland.  And at the very same time, our President and a minority of Congress is ramming through a catastrophic deal that will provide hundreds of billions of dollars and a path to nuclear […]

Poll: Swing-state Voters Reject Iran Deal

Wide majorities in three key swing states oppose the Iran nuclear deal, according to the results of the latest Quinnipiac University poll released Monday. In Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, voters rejected the deal announced between Iran and six world powers last month and also said the agreement would make the world less safe, not safer. […]

Saudi Amb. Bandar: Obama Knowingly Made Disastrous Iran Deal

Pundits are saying that President Obama’s Iran deal stirs deja vu of President Clinton’s 1994 North Korean nuclear deal [“A landmark nuclear pact with Iran,” front page, July 15]. I humbly disagree. President Clinton made his decision based on a strategic foreign policy analysis, top-secret intelligence and a desire to save the people of North Korea […]

The Iran Quandary

Phillip Roth wrote in The Plot Against America a fictional account of anti-Semitism in America during the run-up to World War II.  The quirky story had Charles Lindbergh win the presidency in 1940 instead of Franklin Roosevelt.  Jewish-Americans feared for their lives, their homes and their future.  The theme is that had the anti-Semitic Lindbergh […]