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NEW YORK, NY (November 8, 2022) – In response to a detailed complaint filed last January by the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is investigating whether the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) in Virginia inadequately responded to incidents […]

ZOA Condemns Partisan Congressional Letter to Deny Israelis Visa Waiver Program

Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) National President Morton A. Klein and ZOA Director of Government Relations Dan Pollak released the following statement:  The ZOA vehemently condemns the letter authored by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) which urges Secretary of State Antony Blinken to deny Israel’s request to be added to the Visa […]

Congressman Brad Sherman’s Statement Condemning the Abhorrent Decision by Berkeley Student Groups to Exclude Jewish and Pro-Israel Speakers

(OCTOBER 31, 2022 / CONG. BRAD SHERMAN PRESS RELEASE) I am outraged and disappointed by the decision of 14 student groups at the UC Berkeley School of Law to pass a bylaw that would effectively end Jewish participation in their organizations. This new bylaw, which bans the participation of speakers that “support Zionism”, would prevent […]

JNS: ZOA Fighting Newark School District’s Adding an Anti-Israel Book to Curriculum

By Susan R. Eisenstein (OCTOBER 25, 2022 / JNS) The school board of Newark, New Jersey is drawing attention from Israel advocacy and education organizations as well as parents for adding an anti-Israel book to its mandatory curriculum. The book A Little Piece of Ground by Elizabeth Laird was included in the sixth-grade English curriculum […]

ZOA Criticizes Israeli Supreme Court for Flouting Israeli Law to Push Through PM Lapid’s Bad Hezbollah/Lebanon Gas Deal

Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) National President Morton A. Klein released the following statement: The ZOA condemns the Israeli Supreme Court for shamefully flouting Israel’s Basic Law (Israel’s highest law of the land), by enabling left wing “caretaker” temporary prime minister Yair Lapid to push through a dangerous maritime border deal that totally capitulates to […]

NY Sun (Seth Lipsky) Editorial Praising ZOA for Honoring Trump

By Seth Lipsky (MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2022 / New York Sun) Congratulations are in order for Donald Trump with the news that the Zionist Organization of America will bestow on the former president its medal named for Theodor Herzl. The honor was announced before Mr. Trump expressed frustration with the lack of appreciation American Jews […]

Blum in the Jerusalem Post: With American Friends Like These

By Ruthie Blum (OCTOBER 6, 2022 / JERUSALEM POST) U.S. House Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) took to Twitter on Monday to “urge Israeli political leaders from all sides of the political spectrum to ostracize extremists like Itamar Ben-Gvir, whose outrageous views run contrary to Israel’s core principles of a democratic and Jewish state.” These “extremists,” […]

ZOA Is Deeply Disappointed that Sen. Menendez Interferes with Israel’s Elections by Attacking Right Wing Coalition Partner Yet Silent on Extremist Left Wing or Radical Arab Partners

Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) National President Morton A. Klein released the following statement: The ZOA is deeply disappointed that Senator and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Robert (Bob) Menendez recently warned former Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu against including supposed “right wing extremists” in a future coalition government, and threatened this would harm bipartisan support […]