Category Op-Ed
OP-ED BY: ISI LEIBLER CANDIDLY SPEAKING: Has the ADL Lost the Plot? – The Jerusalem Post

I rubbed my eyes with incredulity when I read the bizarre statements emanating from Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), one of the most powerful American Jewish organizations whose principal mandate is to combat anti-Semitism. A few months ago I was drawn into a heated dispute with Greenblatt after criticizing an address […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein ZOA Op-Ed in Exponent: ADL’s Acceptance of Johnson Apology Unconscionable

It’s wrong for the Anti-Defamation League to have failed to condemn as blatant anti-Semitism Rep. Hank Johnson’s “termites” label for Jews living in Judea and Samaria. It’s also wrong for the ADL to have accepted Johnson’s phony apology tweet. Johnson, a Georgia Democrat, merely tweeted, “Poor choice of words — apologies for offense. Point is […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein ZOA Op-Ed in LA Jewish Journal Opposing AIPAC Event Which Included Anti-Israel Group

It is appalling that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) organized and conducted a panel discussion event for visiting rabbis in Jerusalem last month that gave a platform to the vicious anti-Israel propaganda group “Breaking the Silence” (“BtS”). Breaking the Silence is notorious for inventing and publishing throughout the world (and providing to the […]

OP-ED BY: ZOA Staff ZOA Criticizes ADL for Accepting Cong. Johnson’s Phony Apology for Calling Jews “Termites”

It’s wrong for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to have failed to condemn as blatant anti-Semitism Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA)’s “termites” label for Jews living in Judea/Samaria.  It’s also wrong for the ADL to have accepted Johnson’s phony apology “tweet.”  Congressman Johnson merely tweeted: “Poor choice of words – apologies for offense.  Point is settlement activity […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein Op-Ed: Honor Elie Wiesel By Sanctioning and Stopping Iran

Both personally, and on behalf of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), I wish to join many others throughout the world in mourning the passing of Elie Wiesel last week.   I must also add that, as someone who knew and often spoke with Elie Wiesel, I am certain that he would also have wanted us […]

OP-ED BY: Eugene Greenstein Letter by ZOA Michigan Leader in Detroit News

Dr. Michael Koplow in his commentary in the Jewish News (“Nothing is Black and White,” June 30, page 5) compares the actions of the Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen to those of Baruch Goldstein, who killed 29 Muslim worshipers in a Hebron mosque in 1994. To Dr. Koplow there is a moral equivalency as religion was […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel Op-Ed: Hizbollah’s Massive Missile Build-Up Endangers Israel

One day not perhaps not far off, there will be another war between Israel and Hizballah, the Iranian terrorist proxy in Lebanon. One might assume that any future clash will be similar to past ones –– Israel struck by disruptive and occasionally lethal rocket attacks, and intense but limited hostilities over days or weeks, leading […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Liz Berney, Esq. Why Does the ADL Continue to Hinder Anti-BDS Efforts?

The anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (“BDS”) campaign is hateful, anti-Semitic economic activity that is designed to delegitimize, economically destroy and culturally and academically isolate the Jewish state. Pro-Israel groups need to work together to combat the BDS onslaught, using every tool at our disposal — including legal action and anti-BDS laws — to curtail discriminatory […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein ZOA LA Jewish Journal Oped: Israeli Officials Name-Calling Aids BDS and Israels Enemies

Israeli leaders are shooting themselves in their PR foot. There is something wrong with the tone and language of political debate in Israel. It would seem from the events of recent days –– in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brought Avigdor Lieberman, head of the Yisrael Beiteinu party, into the governing coalition, replacing Moshe Ya’alon as […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel ZOA Op-Ed on Obama Support for PA State in UN

Does President Obama intend to permit the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to pass a resolution criticizing or condemning Israel for the “settlements” –– the Jewish communities in the West Bank –– as illegal or an obstacle to peace and calling for peace agreement encompassing a Palestinian state? It depends which Obama Administration officials one […]