Category Op-Ed
OP-ED BY: Daniel Pollak, ZOA Government Relations Co-Director Op-Ed: A Zionist Captain Amongst the British Mandate Army

From remarks delivered on June 25th, 2017, at the 73rd memorial Ceremony for Major General Orde Wingate, at Arlington National Cemetery, where he is interred. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) are different than other armies. Their tactics often involve unexpected solutions to standard problems, and their junior officers lead from the front at all times, […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein Mort Klein Op-Ed in Breitbart: AIPAC Loses Credibility by Perpetuating ‘Two-State Solution’ Myth

When America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) CEO Howard Kohr, addressing AIPAC’s Policy Conference this past week, called for establishing a Palestinian Arab state, he inadvertently exposed a decades-old myth: that AIPAC only supports all policies of the Israeli government. Kohr unequivocally stated: “We must all work toward that future: two states for two peoples … One Jewish with secure and […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein, ZOA National President ZOA’s Klein Breitbart Op-Ed: Abbas’ Grotesque UN Speech Proves He’s Enemy of Peace

Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas addressed the United Nations Security Council this week, reiterating a farrago of falsehoods and distortions that underscore his lack of interest in a genuine peace with Israel. From first to last, Abbas relied on inventing or revising history, tampering with facts and data, making misleading statements, and engaging in […]

OP-ED BY: Cliff Rieders, Esq. ZOA Board Member Op-Ed on UNRWA

The news is abuzz with the decision of the United States to withhold 65 million dollars from the United Nations Relief Agency (“UNRWA”) that was created supposedly to help Palestinian Arab refugees. Like many United Nations activities, this so-called “relief agency” was set up for the wrong reasons and has become a tool of third […]

OP-ED BY: Susan B. Tuchman, Esq. and Alan Jay ZOA Op-Ed in Jersey News: Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem is Step Toward Real Peace

Last month, when President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, he made it crystal clear why:  “This is nothing more, or less, than a recognition of reality. It is also the right thing to do. It’s something that has to be done.” Trump was right.  He was finally doing what Presidents Clinton, Bush and […]

OP-ED BY: Sharona Whisler ZOA Op-Ed in Florida Paper: J Street is Not Pro-Israel

Rabbi Bruce Warshal’s recent op-ed “Intolerance is a Grievous Stain on Jewish History,” specifically mischaracterizes the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), the oldest pro-Israel organization in the country, dedicated to Israel advocacy and the safety and security of Israel. ZOA is non-partisan: ZOA members, officials, staff, speakers, and honorees come from all streams of Judaism […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein ZOA’s Klein Op-Ed in FORWARD: Pence’s Great Pro-Israel Knesset Speech

In his historic speech to the Knesset in Jerusalem, Vice-President Mike Pence reaffirmed American recognition that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, described the Jewish people’s 3,000-year-old unbreakable bond with Jerusalem, stated that the US will transfer the US Embassy to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, thereby having chosen “fact over fiction,” called upon Mahmoud Abbas’s […]

OP-ED BY: Susan B. Tuchman, Esq. and David Kadosh ZOA Op-ed in Berkeleyside News: Did Pro-BDS Councilwoman Illegally Use Israel Views as Basis for Appointment?

It should go without saying that every appointment to a city government position must be based on qualifications alone, not on someone’s personal political beliefs that have nothing to do with the effective administration of the city’s affairs. Yet consider Berkeley City Councilwoman Cheryl Davila, an open supporter of the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions […]

OP-ED ZOA’s Mort Klein in Breitbart- Abbas Unmasked as Anti-Semitic Israel-Hating Anti-Peace Terrorist

The Zionist Organization of America condemns Palestinian Authority (PA) dictator Mahmoud Abbas’s obscene speech personally attacking President Donald Trump, the president’s beautiful family, Ambassador Nikki Haley, and Ambassador David Friedman, as well as the United States and Israel. Abbas’ rambling, unhinged, venomous two-hour speech to the Palestinian Central Council on Sunday evening (January 14) was […]