Category ZOA in the news
OP-ED BY: Susan B. Tuchman, Esq. and Alan Jay ZOA Op-Ed in Jersey News: Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem is Step Toward Real Peace

Last month, when President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, he made it crystal clear why:  “This is nothing more, or less, than a recognition of reality. It is also the right thing to do. It’s something that has to be done.” Trump was right.  He was finally doing what Presidents Clinton, Bush and […]

OP-ED BY: Sharona Whisler ZOA Op-Ed in Florida Paper: J Street is Not Pro-Israel

Rabbi Bruce Warshal’s recent op-ed “Intolerance is a Grievous Stain on Jewish History,” specifically mischaracterizes the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), the oldest pro-Israel organization in the country, dedicated to Israel advocacy and the safety and security of Israel. ZOA is non-partisan: ZOA members, officials, staff, speakers, and honorees come from all streams of Judaism […]

Detroit Jewish News: ZOA Dinner was Extraordinary

It was the 119th Louis D. Brandeis Award national dinner of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) and the energy and passion in the room was palpable. Held at New York City’s Grand Hyatt Hotel, the array of honorees and speakers was impressive. Honorees included U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, former Democratic Senator Joe […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein ZOA’s Klein Op-Ed in FORWARD: Pence’s Great Pro-Israel Knesset Speech

In his historic speech to the Knesset in Jerusalem, Vice-President Mike Pence reaffirmed American recognition that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, described the Jewish people’s 3,000-year-old unbreakable bond with Jerusalem, stated that the US will transfer the US Embassy to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, thereby having chosen “fact over fiction,” called upon Mahmoud Abbas’s […]

OP-ED BY: Susan B. Tuchman, Esq. and David Kadosh ZOA Op-ed in Berkeleyside News: Did Pro-BDS Councilwoman Illegally Use Israel Views as Basis for Appointment?

It should go without saying that every appointment to a city government position must be based on qualifications alone, not on someone’s personal political beliefs that have nothing to do with the effective administration of the city’s affairs. Yet consider Berkeley City Councilwoman Cheryl Davila, an open supporter of the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions […]

OP-ED ZOA Op-ed in JNS: Banning BDS Groups is Necessary & Just

Israel’s decision to finally ban 20 of the worst organizations leading the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is necessary for the country’s security, and is sensible and just. BDS is a political and economic warfare movement, often combined with violence and intimidation, that is aimed at eradicating the Jewish state. No sovereign nation should […]

ZOA Florida Director Quoted on New Anti-Semitism Definition

Bal Harbour Mayor Gabriel Groisman describes the support he’s received from the South Florida community regarding the recent passage of the village’s anti-Semitism definition ordinance, which expands police officers’ ability to investigate such anti-Semitic incidents as hate crimes, as overwhelming. This ordinance was passed unanimously by the Bal Harbour Village Council on Dec. 13 and […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel ZOA Op-Ed: Terrorism and Iran are Mideast’s Biggest Problems

Are we on the threshold of a new era in US Middle East policy? Perhaps. A draft of President Donald Trump’s new national security strategy, which makes significant departures from that issued by his predecessor, Barack Obama, in 2015, provides the following clue: “For generations the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians has been understood […]

ZOA’s Klein Quoted on Israel TV Praising Guatemala Moving Embassy

‘I have instructed the chancellor to initiate (the moving of the embassy),’ said President Morales. The Palestinians declared Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales’s decision to move his country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as “shameful” on Monday, whilst Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the announcement that follow US President Donald Trump’s lead. […]

ZOA’s Klein Speaks with Jewish Week about Embassy Move

One famous scene in “Sallah,” the internationally acclaimed 1964 Israeli comedy, depicts American philanthropists coming to a Jewish National Fund forest to see the trees for which they ostensibly paid. With each arriving tour group, a worker would simply stick a sign in the ground declaring it to be the, say, “The Goldberg Forest.” When […]