Category Op-Ed
OP-ED BY: Daniel Mandel Israelis Go With a Firm Leader: Opposing View

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to have won a handsome election victory following a grueling campaign, complete with foreign government money, including indirectly from the U.S. State Department, going to his opponents. In order to win, Netanyahu is held now to have reneged on his 2009 in-principle, hedged commitment to reaching a peace agreement with […]

OP-ED BY: Susan Tuchman and Morton Klein Universities Punish Bigotry, But Not When It’s Anti-Jewish

Last week, the University of Oklahoma appropriately responded, swiftly and strongly, when members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity sang anti-black chants that included the “n” word and references to lynching.  The university expelled two students and shut down the entire fraternity chapter, even though not all the fraternity members were involved in the incident.  […]

OP-ED BY: ZOA Staff ZOA Praises Israelis For Choosing Reality & Security Over Fantasy & Appeasement

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) congratulates Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his reelection victory in what was a tightly and fiercely fought election. The ZOA believes the result is a victory for realism and security, and a defeat for policies based on fantasy and appeasement, projected as “hope and change” by the Zionist […]

OP-ED BY: Morton Klein and Daniel Mandel Op-ed: Without Senate Approval, Next President Can Void Iran Deal

The Obama Administration, Vice President Joseph Biden in particular, has waxed indignant over a letter co-signed by 47 Republican senators to the Iranian leadership warning that, without Congressional approval, any agreement on the Iranian nuclear program signed by President Barack Obama will be subject to reversal by a future president. Biden accuses the Republicans of […]

OP-ED BY: Morton Klein and Liz Berney ZOA Op-ed in Israel’s Largest Newspaper Correcting Falsehood About WZC Elections

Harold Goldmeier’s article on the World Zionist Congress elections, “Making the WZO Relevant Again,” falsely claims that the Zionist Organization of America filed election complaints to disqualify slates that “even merely favor” a Palestinian state or take positions that are “not to ZOA’s liking.” Although the ZOA is opposed to a terrorist Palestinian Arab state, […]

OP-ED BY: Morton Klein and Daniel Mandel Pres. Obama Is Not Serious About Stopping Iranian Nukes

Last week, 10 Senate Democrats who had persistently expressed concern over President Barack Obama’s concessionary policy toward Iran over its nuclear weapons program, announced via a letter to the President that they would desist from seeking to pass new legislation to reimpose sanctions in the event of a failure in nuclear talks. Under reportedly enormous […]

OP-ED BY: ZOA Staff ZOA Letter to NY Times About Palestinian Arab State

To the Editor,           You allege that “anything less than statehood will not satisfy the Palestinian’s longing for a self governing homeland.”(The Embattled Dream of Palestine, editorial, 12-20-14,p.a18) But the Palestinian Arabs rejected a State in 2000 and 2008, offered by Israeli Prime Ministers Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert respectively, without a counteroffer. They […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein Op-Ed: ZOA Supports Israeli Bill Affirming Israel As Jewish State

Legislation is under consideration in Jerusalem that formalizes Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people. We support it. Why?  Because it is historically, legally, politically and religiously the case that Israel is the Jewish nation state. The Balfour Declaration, later incorporated into the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine, recognized the historical fact […]

OP-ED BY: Laura Fein Game of Chicken: Hostile Words Precede Hostile Action

The Obama Administration’s contempt for Israel reached a new low when a senior administration official told Atlantic Monthly reporter Jeffrey Goldberg, “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickens**t.” A second senior official called the Israeli Prime Minister (and former elite special ops commando) a “coward” for obliging U.S. policy and not bombing Iran’s nuclear infrastructure. I […]

OP-ED BY: Lee S. Bender ZOA Philly Leader Spearheads Effort to Honor Liberators Who Re-Birthed Israel

It is no secret that the eyewitnesses to the Nazi death camps — the liberators from the U.S. and Allied armies — are quickly dying off. They did their duty, most having no clue that the devastation and utter horror they would witness would linger with them permanently.    The mahalniks, the 4,000 volunteers from […]