Category Op-Ed
OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Susan B. Tuchman, Esq. ZOA Op-Ed Condemns CUNY Honoring Israel Hating, Terror Supporting Sarsour

Despite mounting criticism, the City University of New York (CUNY) has refused to rescind its selection of Linda Sarsour — an Israel-bashing, terror supporter — as the keynote speaker at CUNY’s School of Public Health and Health Policy’s June 1 commencement ceremony. According to a statement issued by CUNY Chancellor James Milliken, CUNY wrongly claimed […]

OP-ED BY: Lee Bender ZOA Philly Pres. Bender on Talking to Teens about Israel

I was recently invited to address classes at a Sunday Hebrew high school and a Jewish high school (many of whom have recently spent three months living and studying in Israel).  I am frequently requested to speak, be part of panel discussions, and be a radio guest in my capacity as co-president of Zionist Organization […]

OP-ED BY: Lee Bender What is Happening to American Jewish Organizations?

I have been active with my local Jewish Federation, Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and Israel Advocacy Committee for the past 25 years. I am hawkishly pro-Zionist and pro-American — which has made me a minority in these organizations. Despite their good intentions, these groups have lost sight of their true mission and purpose, and have abdicated […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein ZOA Klein’s Jpost Op-Ed: Truth Is Not a Political Position

Truth is not a political position. Yet, some who disagree with the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) wrongly label it and similar groups “right wing,” “ultra right,” or even “extreme.” Hurling such labels avoids fair, reasoned, fact-based debate on the issues, and instead attempts to delegitimize us.  It wasn’t “far right” or “right wing” for […]

OP-ED BY: Eytan Sosnovich and Susan Tuchman, Esq. NY Jewish Week Op-Ed: ZOA Fights Anti-Semitism at Food Coop

Two year ago, four individuals spoke out against hate.  As a result, they, and every member of their households, were barred from their community for an entire year. The community is the Park Slope Food Coop and the form of hate is anti-Semitism. The Coop’s mission is worthwhile: to make healthy and affordable food available […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel ZOA Op-Ed: Israel’s Anti-BDS Supporter Law was Way Overdue

Last week, the Knesset in Jerusalem passed a law barring the entry of visitors who have called for a boycott on Israel or are otherwise actively engaged in the Boycott, Sanctions, Divestment (BDS) movement, which has been the subject of several anti-boycott laws passed in US states. The new law bars the entry into Israel foreign […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein ZOA Op-Ed: France Condemns Trump for Criticism, Yet France Criticizes Israel

French President François Hollande has criticized President Donald Trump for referring to the terrorist attacks that have plagued France in recent years as products of an open borders policy that militates against security.  “Take a look at what’s happening in Germany,” said President Trump, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “Take a look at what’s happened […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein ZOA Op-Ed: The Impossible Deal – A Palestinian Arab State Solution

It was exhilarating to watch US President Donald Trump, at his press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, refuse to parrot the tired, irrational, dangerous mantra that a Palestinian state is the only option for peace. Instead, Trump wisely spoke about real peace; creative solutions; ending the Palestinian-Arabs’ teaching of “tremendous hate” to their […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel ZOA Op-Ed in NY Daily News: Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Now

With Donald Trump in the White House, speculation is mounting: Does he intend to act on his pre-election promise, dating back to January 2016 and reaffirmed both before and since his election, that he will transfer the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem, in accordance with standard diplomatic practice and the 1995 […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel Op-Ed: Move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, and Do it Soon

With Donald Trump in the White House, speculation is mounting: Does he intend to act on his pre-election promise, dating back to January 2016 and reaffirmed both before and since his election, that he will transfer the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem, in accordance with standard diplomatic practice and the 1995 […]