Category Op-Ed
OP-ED BY: Kobi Erez IfNotNow Presents a Greater Problem

In my line of work, I spend a lot of time debating the perspectives of various Israel organizations. Regardless of their agenda, which I may or may not agree with, for an organization to be considered pro-Israel, it must first express the right of a Jewish State in the land of Israel. This may seem […]

OP-ED BY: Lee Bender ZOA Op-Ed on False Arab Claims/Valid Jewish Claims

In the Middle East, not all narratives are valid or equal; some are based on lies. And the biggest falsehood of them all is the narrative of the Palestinian Arabs. Their story goes something like this: The “Palestinians” are the indigenous people of “Palestine,” with a history that stretches back 5,000 years to the Canaanites; […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel ZOA Op-Ed in JPost: Time for UNRWA to Go

Palestinian Arabs have occupied everyone’s attention in recent weeks as a result of the rioting and disturbances on the Israeli/Gaza border. Yet few wonder why the refugees, on whose explicit behalf these days of rage have been launched, are there at all. Most refugee problems are dealt with in a matter of months or at […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Susan B. Tuchman, Esq. ZOA Op-Ed: NYU Must Act Against Anti-Israel Student Groups

Jewish and pro-Israel students on many college campuses have had to contend with the hateful and divisive tactics of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and anti-Israel collaborators like Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP).  They’ve endured threats and harassment.  Their speakers have been disrupted, their signs defaced, and their events shut down.  Such menacing behavior […]

OP-ED BY: Mark Levenson, Esq. and Elizabeth Berney, Esq. ZOA Op-Ed: Shmuley Boteach Hypocritically Praises Holocaust-Minimizing Polish Leader — Lies about Jewish Leaders Qatar Visits

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach has once again displayed mind-boggling hypocrisy. Boteach went to Poland and met with and lavished praise on Poland’s prime minister, who recently signed a despicable law that criminalizes speaking about Poles’ complicity in the Holocaust, which Israel rightly condemned. In doing so, Boteach quite possibly harmed Israeli and others efforts to overturn this […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Elizabeth Berney, Esq. ZOA Op-Ed in JNS Condemning Natalie Portman’s Shameful Remarks on Israel

When you truly love a person or a country, you are extremely grateful for those people who help and protect that person; you appreciate the brave young soldiers who protect the country you love. But for Natalie Portman—like others on the extreme, frightened left—“loving” and “caring for” Israel means vilifying and demonizing those who risk […]

OP-ED BY: SUSAN B. TUCHMAN AND ALAN D. JAY ZOA Op-Ed in JNS: Rutgers Must Discipline Anti-Semitic Professor

Rutgers University held a day-long program last month on “Fighting Hate While Preserving Freedom: A Best Practices Forum.” Under President Robert Barchi’s leadership, a number of distinguished speakers talked about fighting back against hatred, including anti-Semitism, without infringing on the right to free speech. Forums like this one can be useful, but talk is no […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein, Susan B. Tuchman, Esq., and David Schoen, Esq. JNS: ZOA Op-Ed – U.S. Government Supports the Terrorists, and Not the Victims, in Lawsuit

Victims of international terrorism suffered a terrible blow this week when the United States Supreme Court declined to hear Sokolow v. Palestine Liberation Organization, a case brought by American citizens killed or injured in terrorist attacks committed in the early 2000s in Israel by the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority. It was the last […]

OP-ED BY: Lee Bender ZOA Op-Ed in JPost: Why Left-Wing Jews Should Support Israel

Professor Alan Dershowitz is undoubtedly correct when he argues: If you are in favor of women’s rights, gay rights, minority rights, civil rights, a robust free press, independent judiciary, high quality education and health care, then there is only one place in the Middle East that shares these “progressive values,” and that is Israel. Certainly […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein ZOA’s Klein in JNS: Israel’s Right to UN Security Council Seat Harmed By Germany Reneging Agreement

It is not news that the United Nations has long been an organization characterized by an intense institutional bias against Israel. Reflecting, as it must, the policies and prejudices of the majority of its non-democratic membership, the United Nations’s major bloc is the so-called Non-Aligned movement, which, in turn, is dominated by the 57-member Organization […]