Category ZOA in the news
OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel Op-Ed: End the Propaganda Myth that Jerusalem is Holy to Muslims

Upon the 50th anniversary of the Jewish state of Israel’s reunification of Jerusalem, there is no better time to end the propaganda myth that Jerusalem is a holy city to Muslims.  The Muslim fixation and clamor on Jerusalem is actually a very recent historical development—a product of political conflict, not historical truth. Jerusalem rates not […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Susan B. Tuchman, Esq. ZOA Op-Ed Condemns CUNY Honoring Israel Hating, Terror Supporting Sarsour

Despite mounting criticism, the City University of New York (CUNY) has refused to rescind its selection of Linda Sarsour — an Israel-bashing, terror supporter — as the keynote speaker at CUNY’s School of Public Health and Health Policy’s June 1 commencement ceremony. According to a statement issued by CUNY Chancellor James Milliken, CUNY wrongly claimed […]

JTA: Meet the Jews Who Vouch for Trump Aides Bannon and Gorka

Once it was the job of the shtadlan — a literal translation from Hebrew is “intercessor” — to make the case for the Jews to the czar, the sultan, the king. Now a couple of the president’s men are seeking shtadlans to make their case to the Jews. Stephen Bannon, President Donald Trump’s top strategic […]

ZOA’s Klein Quoted About NATO

The influential conservative pro-Israel leader, Morton Klein, says he’s deeply concerned to read a CNN report that former Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison is the leading contender to be the U.S. ambassador to NATO. Klein, who leads the conservative Zionist Organization of America, is close to Republican and pro-Trump mega-donor Sheldon Adelson. Klein tells me the […]

OP-ED BY: Lee Bender ZOA Philly Pres. Bender on Talking to Teens about Israel

I was recently invited to address classes at a Sunday Hebrew high school and a Jewish high school (many of whom have recently spent three months living and studying in Israel).  I am frequently requested to speak, be part of panel discussions, and be a radio guest in my capacity as co-president of Zionist Organization […]

JTA: ZOA/Others Urge Cancelling CUNY Honoring Anti-Israel Bigot Sarsour

A New York public university is standing by its decision to invite Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour to deliver a commencement address despite some opposition. Sarsour, who stirred controversy last month by saying one cannot be part of the feminist movement unless he or she is critical of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, was chosen to […]

NY Post: ZOA Urges Cuomo to Cancel CUNY Honoring Anti-Israel Bigot Sarsour

The head of a pro-Israel Jewish-American group is urging Gov. Cuomo to block an invitation to have Muslim civil rights activist Linda Sarsour speak at a CUNY commencement ceremony. In a letter to Cuomo, Zionist Organization of America president Morton Klein called Sarsour, the keynote speaker at the CUNY Grad School for Public Health graduation […]

OP-ED BY: Eytan Sosnovich and Susan Tuchman, Esq. NY Jewish Week Op-Ed: ZOA Fights Anti-Semitism at Food Coop

Two year ago, four individuals spoke out against hate.  As a result, they, and every member of their households, were barred from their community for an entire year. The community is the Park Slope Food Coop and the form of hate is anti-Semitism. The Coop’s mission is worthwhile: to make healthy and affordable food available […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel ZOA Op-Ed: Israel’s Anti-BDS Supporter Law was Way Overdue

Last week, the Knesset in Jerusalem passed a law barring the entry of visitors who have called for a boycott on Israel or are otherwise actively engaged in the Boycott, Sanctions, Divestment (BDS) movement, which has been the subject of several anti-boycott laws passed in US states. The new law bars the entry into Israel foreign […]

ZOA Brooklyn Brings Mishloach Manot to IDF Soldiers

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) Brooklyn Region, is planning to distribute 9,000 Mishloach Manot baskets to Israeli soldiers serving on bases in Israel, as part of a tradition spearheaded by ZOA Board Member and President of its Brooklyn Region, Rubin Margules. The ZOA leads the effort, together with Emunah of America, Mizrachi and The […]