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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 […]

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 […]