Category Op-Ed
OP-ED BY: Elizabeth Berney, Esq. ZOA Op-Ed on CUNY Anti-Semitism and SJP

I’d like to publicly thank our New York State senator, Jack Martins, for his important role in protecting Jewish and other students from harassment, intimidation and violence perpetrated by the anti-Israel, anti-Semitic, anti-American hate group “Students for Justice in Palestine,” on City University of New York campuses.  Many students who live in our local community […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein, Susan B. Tuchman, Esq., and Zach Stern ZOA Op-Ed on CUNY SJP Anti-Semitism

Campus anti-Semitism is a growing national problem and frighteningly, it has infected The City University of New York (CUNY), historically a haven for Jews and other minorities seeking an excellent, affordable college education.  We work closely with students and others at CUNY and implore the leadership to finally fix the problem before the verbal violence […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein ZOA Op-Ed: Arab Terrorism Responsible for Pew Finding on Transfer

The recent Pew Research Center study finding that about half of Israeli Jews favor transferring Arabs from Israel reveals the fear, frustration and misery that Israeli Jews feel after being subjected to decades of Arab terrorist attacks that have killed and maimed thousands of innocents. Even 54 percent of Masorti (traditional) Israeli Jews and 36 percent of […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel ZOA Op-Ed in JPOST: Both Labor and Likud Now Oppose Palestinian State

In a recent Knesset debate, despite the customary efforts of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Labor Opposition Leader Isaac Herzog to differentiate their political positions, it emerged that actually both oppose creating a Palestinian state under prevailing conditions.    Prime Minister Netanyahu’s position on this is well-known ever since he stated as much last year, in the […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein ZOA Op-Ed in Jewish News on Booker’s Guest, Shedeed

Rabbi Clifford Kulwin naively and wrongly claims that Ahmed Shedeed, president of the Islamic Center of New Jersey, whom U.S. Sen. Cory Booker brought as his guest to the State of the Union address, “is precisely the kind of Muslim we Jews should be praising, and reaching out to.” (“The kind of Muslim leader we […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein & Susan Tuchman, Esq. ZOA Op-Ed in J Weekly: Double Standard Prevails Amid Threats to U.C. Berkeley Jews

After years of urging the University of California Board of Regents to take a strong stand against campus anti-Semitism, the regents will soon be issuing a statement that will hopefully address the problem in a meaningful way. But as regent Bonnie Reiss eloquently stated at the board’s November meeting, the hostile climate for Jewish students […]

OP-ED BY: Cliff Rieders, Esq. Op-ed by ZOA Board’s Cliff Rieders on Iran Deal

There was a time when the number one item on the liberal agenda was fear of nuclear proliferation.  I remember as a child my mother hearing reports of Strontium 90 in milk as a result of atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons.  She traveled to Cow Lane, which was the last remaining dairy farm in our […]

OP-ED BY: Morton Klein and Liz Berney, Esq. ZOA Op-ed in Washington Jewish Week About Iran’s Planning of 9-11

It’s a frightening irony.  This September 11th, we will mourn 3,000 innocent lives snuffed out during the worst terrorist attack on our homeland.  And at the very same time, our President and a minority of Congress is ramming through a catastrophic deal that will provide hundreds of billions of dollars and a path to nuclear […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein & Daniel Mandel Op-Ed: Obama Constantly Sacrifices Israeli Security

Few seem to have noticed that President Barack Obama has scattered to the winds bipartisan Israeli reservations regarding establishing a Palestinian state.  In a recent interview on Israel Television Channel 2, President Obama was quizzed on his public rejection of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election statement that he continues to adhere to his 2009 […]

OP-ED BY: Morton Klein and Elizabeth Berney, Esq. ZOA Op-ed in NY Jewish Week Criticizing Jewish BDS Groups

Ameinu’s inaccurate Opinion piece invokes the “straw man” of non-existent “murder charges” to distract readers from the real issue: namely, that Ameinu’s “Hatikvah” slate should have been removed from the World Zionist Congress (WZC) election because its members promote discriminatory anti-Israel anti-Jewish boycotts, divestment and/or sanctions (BDS).   Ameinu falsely claims that “Hatikvah” slate groups […]