Category Op-Ed
OP-ED BY: Steve Feldman, Lee Bender, and Kevin Ross ZOA Op-Ed: Waters’ Support of BDS, Criticism of Israel Worthy of Denigration – Jewish Exponent

Roger Waters, the former Pink Floyd bass player, is part of a chorus of activists who claim that they are not anti-Israel nor anti-Jewish, but rather that they are pro-“Palestinian.” By many media accounts, the Palestinian-Arabs are beset with societal problems — not enough energy, poor sewage systems, no opportunity for political dissent; neither the […]

OP-ED BY: Len Getz ZOA Op-Ed: PA Lies to American Presidents

When Mahmoud Abbas visited the White House in May, he assured Donald Trump that “we are raising our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace.” But when President Trump met with Abbas in Bethlehem, the US leader was furious. “You lied to me,” Trump reportedly said. “The Israelis showed me that you are involved in incitement.” Indeed, there’s an abundance […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel ZOA Op-Ed: Pres. Trump – Don’t Consider Dangerous Allen/Bauman Peace Plan

President Donald Trump entered the White House committed to finding “the ultimate deal” to bring about an Israeli/Palestinian Arab peace. Though putting himself on record in February as favoring no particular type of solution other than one that commends itself to both sides, President Trump’s advisers are now reportedly examining a plan for a Palestinian […]

OP-ED BY: Jeff Daube Landmark Knesset Hearing On Applying Israeli Law to Judea-Samaria, Testimony by ZOA Sponsored ‘Legal Grounds’

ISRAEL, June 8. ZOA Israel director Jeff Daube, also the co-chair with Arlene Kushner the respected Legal Grounds Campaign largely supported by ZOA, was invited to testify at a special session of the Knesset House Committee coinciding with the Six Day War’s golden anniversary this week. The hearing, convened to explore ways of adapting Israeli law for fairer treatment […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel Op-Ed: End the Propaganda Myth that Jerusalem is Holy to Muslims

Upon the 50th anniversary of the Jewish state of Israel’s reunification of Jerusalem, there is no better time to end the propaganda myth that Jerusalem is a holy city to Muslims.  The Muslim fixation and clamor on Jerusalem is actually a very recent historical development—a product of political conflict, not historical truth. Jerusalem rates not […]

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 […]