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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 […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel ZOA Op-Ed: Trump’s Jerusalem Action Will Promote Peace

With his December 6 statement, President Donald Trump has fulfilled his pre-election promise, repeated since his election in November 2016 and also consistent with the Republican Party’s platform, that he will move the US embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the city as Israel’s capital. In doing so, he has ended a 22-year epoch in which the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy […]

ZOA Op-Ed: Rutgers’ Appalling Tolerance of Anti-Semitism

  Rutgers University has one of the largest Jewish undergraduate populations in the United States. It has a beautiful new Hillel building and one of the finest Hillel directors in the country. But Rutgers has had a serious anti-Semitism problem for years, and the administration is ignoring it. In 2011, a Jewish student who spoke […]

ZOA’s Klein Quoted In Front Page NY Times Article on Jerusalem Embassy

Ten days before Donald J. Trump took office, Sheldon G. Adelson went to Trump Tower for a private meeting. Afterward, Mr. Adelson, the casino billionaire and Republican donor, called an old friend, Morton A. Klein, to report that Mr. Trump told him that moving the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would be a […]

ZOA’s Mort Klein Quoted in NY Times on Jerusalem

President Trump plans to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the American Embassy there, upending nearly seven decades of American foreign policy and potentially destroying his efforts to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Mr. Trump’s decision, a high-risk foray into the thicket of the Middle East, was driven not by […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein ZOA’s Klein Condemns New School for Inviting Jew-Hater Sarsour to Discuss Anti-Semitism

Imagine a college convening a panel to discuss “Antisemitism and the Struggle for Justice,” that features a woman who seeks the destruction of the Jewish state, and who publicly stands with and supports a Palestinian-Arab terrorist who was convicted of murdering Jewish college students. That is precisely what The New School in New York City […]

ZOA Superstar Gala Will Appear on JBS

JBS presents a 2-hour special from the annual Zionist Organization of America Gala of 2017 featuring U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Prof. Alan Dershowitz, former Sen. Joe Lieberman, Mort Klein, Sen. Tom Cotton and Steve Bannon. ABC’s Rita Cosby hosts the evening and the Gala is followed by interviews with David Friedman, Ken Abramowitz, […]

Algemeiner’s Ira Stoll Condemns Bret Stephen’s Criticism of ZOA

When The New York Times hired Bret Stephens earlier this year as an op-ed columnist, I wrote, “His voice will be a welcome addition and corrective to the Times tilt against Israel.” Who knew then that he’d wind up using his new platform to criticize a pro-Israel organization? Yet that’s exactly what Stephens did in a recent column lacing into the Zionist […]