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Palestinian Authority’s Abbas Denounces Israel As “Zionist Enemy”- Shows Gaza-Giveaway A Dangerous Risk

New York – The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) strongly condemned Mahmoud Abbas’ statement in Gaza yesterday labeling Israel as the “Zionist enemy.” (Abbas is the likely future President of the PA.) The term “Zionist enemy” is used by radical extremists and Arab terrorists who oppose Israel’s right to exist. The Vice Prime Minister of […]

ZOA Protests Bush Administration Official’s Reported Statement That All Jews Beyond Fence Must Be Transferred Out

NEW YORK- The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is asking the Bush administration to clarify whether National Security Council official Elliot Abrams was articulating official U.S. policy when he reportedly said that all of the Jews living beyond the security fence in Judea and Samaria should be transferred out. The Israeli daily Ma’ariv and radio […]

The Knesset’s Vote On Unilateral Gaza Retreat: Appeasement That Increases The Missile Threat

NEW YORK- The Israeli Knesset’s vote in favor of unilateral Gaza retreat not only rewards and appeases terrorists, but the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza will make it much easier for terrorists to set up bomb factories and bring weapons into Gaza, including even more dangerous and accurate missiles that will threaten major cities […]

More Evidence That Gaza Will Become A More Dangerous Terrorist Hotbed If Israel Withdraws

Hamas is “Working ‘Round the Clock” NEW YORK- Earlier this year, Shlomo Gazit, former chief of Israeli Military Intelligence, warned that an Israeli retreat from Gaza “will transform it into a big armed camp into which weapons of all kinds will stream via land, sea and maybe even air. It will also become an arsenal […]

ZOA To Knesset Members: Don’t Be Misled By False Claims That U.S. Will Stop Supporting Israel If Gaza Retreat Plan Is Defeated

NEW YORK- In an appeal to Israeli Knesset Members in advance of next week’s vote on the Gaza retreat plan, the Zionist Organization of America has reminded them that there is no evidence the United States will stop supporting Israel if the Gaza retreat plan is rejected. ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said: “As […]

New Poll: 57% Of Israelis Oppose Gaza Retreat Unless It Wins A Majority In A National Referendum

NEW YORK- A new public opinion poll has found that 57% of Israelis oppose unilateral Israeli retreat from Gaza unless the plan is supported by a majority of the public in a national referendum. The poll, commissioned by the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), was taken on October 18 and 19, 2004 by Israel’s leading […]

Israeli Army Expects That If Israel Withdraws, Gaza May Become “A Terrorist Entity Where Anarchy Prevails”

NEW YORK- The Israeli Army expects that if Israel unilaterally withdraws from Gaza, then Gaza may become “a terrorist entity where anarchy prevails,” according to documents obtained by the Israeli daily Ma’ariv. The Ma’ariv report (October 15, 2004) quotes from internal Israeli Army documents outlining the army’s plans and expectations in the event of a […]

ZOA: Principle Of Free Speech Undermined By Israeli Pres. Katzav’s Call To Imprison Those Who Say Gaza Retreat Is Dangerous

Is He Urging Arrest of Sharansky and Arens? NEW YORK- The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has expressed its dismay at the statement by Israeli President Moshe Katzav that anyone who calls the Gaza retreat plan “a danger to security” or “a mortal blow at the State of Israel” should be “placed behind bars.” ZOA […]

Support Growing Among Israeli Public For National Referendum Before Gaza Retreat – 69% Now Back Referendum Proposal

NEW YORK- A new poll has found that more than two-thirds of Israelis now support the holding of a national referendum on the proposal to unilaterally withdraw from Gaza. The poll, conducted by the Teleseker firm for the Israeli daily Ma’ariv on September 13, 2004, found that 69% of Israelis want a national referendum on […]

Another Argument For Gaza Retreat Crumbles, As French Refuse To Promise To Stop Pressure After Withdrawal

NEW YORK- While supporters of the Gaza retreat plan have claimed that an Israeli withdrawal will put a halt to international pressure against Israel for more concessions, French leaders have “laughed” at Israel’s expectation that they will stop their pressure. Knesset Speaker Ruby Rivlin told the Israeli newspaper Hatzofeh (Sept.15, 2004) that during his last […]