Category ZOA in the news
ZOA in Detroit Jewish News on Work Protecting Jewish Students on Campus

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the bipartisan “Anti-Semitism Awareness Act” on Dec. 1, which will improve the enforcement of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act to protect Jewish students from anti-Semitic harassment and intimidation at federally funded schools. A companion bill has been introduced in the House. The legislation would require the Department of […]

ZOA Op-Ed in JPost: Jerusalem’s Holiness to Muslims – a Propaganda Lie

The media has been abuzz with reports that President-elect Donald Trump intends to honor his pre-election promise to act on the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act –– whose implementation has been deferred by six monthly waivers invoked by successive presidents, most recently last week by President Obama –– and move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv […]

Jewish Voice Calls ZOA the Most Outstanding Pro-Israel/Jewish Organization

We thought that we could not be more elated at the final tabulation of the Electoral College results that gave the presidency to Donald Trump. However, now we are truly flying high at his selection as Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, a true friend of the Jewish State. Thankfully, he will replace our current emissary […]

Center Honors Two Freedom-Fighters; Israeli Amb. Ron Dermer and Z.O.A.’s Mort Klein Deliver Major Addresses

At an elegant gala in New York City last night, the Center for Security Policy was proud to confer awards on two extraordinary men: Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, who received the 2016 Freedom Flame, and Zionist Organization of America Communities President Morton Klein who received the 2016 Keeper of the Flame […]

ZOA’s Klein Haaretz Letter Correcting Peter Beinart’s Numerous Errors About ZOA

According to Peter Beinart, the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), which I head, is a mostly unknown, “heavily” Orthodox organization that supports President-elect Trump’s “takeover” of the GOP, invited Trump strategist Steve Bannon to address our recent Annual Dinner and “peddles” “anti-Muslim bigotry” (‘Trump Era Heralds Final Collapse of American Jewish Center,’ Nov. 30). To […]

ZOA’s Klein Quoted in NYTimes Article About Trump Hotel Hanukkah Party

As President Obama hosted his final Hanukkah celebration at the White House on Wednesday, an umbrella organization of major Jewish groups was co-hosting another Hanukkah party less than a mile away — at the Trump International Hotel. The dueling celebrations, the latest instance of the awkward denouement of the Obama presidency and the advent of […]

Amb. Dermer and ZOA’s Klein Honored at CSP Gala

Israel’s ambassador to the US launched a scathing attack on the Southern Poverty Law Center in a speech Tuesday, calling the American civil rights organization “defamers and the blacklisters.” Ron Dermer was speaking at an award ceremony held Tuesday by the Center for Security Policy, a think tank which openly espouses anti-Islamic views and conspiracy […]

Mixed Pro-Israel Reactions to Trump’s Secretary of State Pick, ExxonMobil’s Tillerson –

Pro-Israel organizations had mixed reactions to president-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, who has spent years forging deep ties with Sunni Arab Gulf states but has an unknown record when it comes to Israel. “Mr. Tillerson has distinguished himself in the management of one of the world’s premier corporations. […]

Israel Nat’l News: Amb. John Bolton and Morton Klein at ZOA Co-Sponsored Press Conference on Potential UN Anti-Israel Action

In an interview with Dr. Joseph Frager, Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton Klein explains why he is concerned about US President Barack Obama’s potential to make dangerous and irrevocable decisions concerning the Palestinian Authority, Israel, and BDS. “I’m deeply distressed that none of the major Jewish organizations has taken a public stand on […]

JPost: ZOA Has Access to White House Officials

Throughout the last year and a half of a heated presidential campaign in the United States, American Jewish organizations, like much of the general US population, have been divided when it came to their views of the candidates, and particularly of President-elect Donald Trump. Most recently, Jewish organizations clashed over the appointment of former Breitbart […]