Category Op-Ed
OP-ED Mort Klein’s JNS Article: ZOA Urges Temple Univ: Rescind Jason Wingard’s Appt. as New President, Since He’s Chair of Antisemitic Tides Foundation

(JUNE 24, 2021 / JNS) As a two-degree alumnus of Temple University in Philadelphia and national president of the Zionist Organization of America, I cannot remain silent regarding the recent appointment of Dr. Jason Wingard—chair of the anti-Israel, antisemitic Tides Foundation—to be Temple University’s next president. Under Wingard’s leadership, Tides has been funding and elevating organizations and individuals […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein, ZOA National President ZOA’s Klein JNS Op-Ed: Coalition Deal With Anti-Zionist Ra’am Islamist Party is Extremely Dangerous

(June 9, 2021 / JNS) The formation of an Israeli governing coalition with the anti-Zionist Islamist movement (Ra’am), and the reported concessions granted to Ra’am in the coalition agreement are extremely dangerous and inimical to Israel’s security, the rule of law, Israeli election integrity and may handcuff Israel’s free decision-making ability. The coalition agreement reportedly facilitates massive illegal […]

OP-ED BY: Steve Feldman, Greater Philadelphia ZOA Executive Director ZOA Op-Ed by Phila. Regional Director on Israel Independence Day

(April 30, 2021 / JNS) Seventy-three years ago on May 14 (according to the Gregorian calendar), the leaders of what in a few minutes would become the nation of Israel declared its independence. Just 11 minutes later, U.S. President Harry S. Truman gave the Jewish state and the Jewish people his and America’s blessing. Through a combination of […]

OP-ED BY: Jonathan S. Tobin A ‘Big Jewish Tent’ Is Incompatible With Cancel Culture | JNS

(April 28, 2021 / JNS) The question of what particular groups sit around the table at Boston’s Jewish Community Relations Council is not exactly one of the great dilemmas of modern Jewish history. Such organizations tend to take on the characteristics of a private social club. That ensures that the viciousness of the arguments of the participants is […]

OP-ED BY: Jacob Katz ZOA Board Member Son’s JPost Article: Why Did Princeton’s Hillel Refuse to Fly an Israeli Flag?

Editor’s Note: See Center for Jewish Life – Princeton Hillel statement below I am a sophomore at Princeton University and a veteran of the IDF. When I recently asked to hang an Israeli flag in Princeton’s Hillel house – also known as the Center for Jewish Life, “CJL” – I was greeted with anything but an enthusiastic yes.  In […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Susan B. Tuchman, Esq. ZOA’s Tuchman/Klein Wash. Examiner Oped: Many Anti-Israel Falsehoods in Obama’s Memoir Must be Fixed

Adhering to facts and historical truths is vital for any nonfiction writer, especially for high-profile writers with enormous power to shape the public’s thinking. Yet former President Barack Obama’s account of Middle East history in his recently published memoir, A Promised Land, is riddled with factual errors and misleading statements and omits material facts. Because of […]

OP-ED BY: Elizabeth A. Berney, Esq. Jerusalem Post-JCRC/Boston Attacking ZOA for Criticizing BLM’s Israel Hatred is Undeserved Abuse

In the 1930s, the great Zionist Ze’ev Jabotinsky traveled throughout Europe, warning Jews to flee to Israel from the Nazi “volcano that will soon spew out its flames of extermination.” The Jewish Left rewarded Jabotinsky’s efforts to save European Jewry by calling Jabotinsky “a Nazi.” Absurd? Horrible? Of course. Jabotinsky’s death may have been hastened […]

OP-ED BY: Yakir Benzion, United With Israel Black Supporters of Israel Blast BLM Hypocrisy on Jewish State | United with Israel

The head of a leading black organization that supports Israel said Tuesday that the Black Lives Matter movement in America has been co-opted by people who are making millions of dollars from donations and using their platform to push an anti-Israel message instead of concentrating on black rights. “We at the Institute for Black Solidarity […]

OP-ED BY: Stephen Flatow, JNS What Is It With J Street and Antisemites, Incl. Supporting Carter, Sarsour, James Baker? JNS, Stephen Flatow

(April 15, 2021 / JNS) Why does J Street keep honoring and defending individuals who have made antisemitic remarks? The latest is former President Jimmy Carter, who will receive an award from J Street at its upcoming convention on April 18. I’m not saying that Carter’s numerous attacks on Israel—as ugly and unfair as they […]

OP-ED BY: Isi Leibler, Jerusalem Post The Resurgence of the Zionist Organization of America

(NOVEMBER 30, 2011 / JERUSALEM POST) I recently had the fascinating experience of attending the 114th national anniversary dinner of the Zionist Organization of America in New York. Close to 800 participants (including 100 student activists) from throughout the US gathered at New York City’s Hyatt Hotel to pay tribute to ZOA leader Morton Klein […]