Category ZOA in the news
World Israel News Interview With ZOA’s Mort Klein on Ice Cube, Antisemitism, Jewish Leaders, and More

Mort Klein, who has served for nearly three decades as head of the Zionist Organization of America, has achieved a name recognition in the Jewish world that goes beyond the United States. Klein has been in the news recently for his outspoken opposition to Black Lives Matter, his conflicts with liberal Jewish leaders and even […]

Breitbart: ZOA Sets Up Hotline for NYTimes & Other Journalists Experiencing Antisemitism

The ZOA was reacting to the resignation of Times opinion editor Bari Weiss on Tuesday, who left the Times over what she alleged was an increasingly intolerant environment, including antisemitism directed toward her: “My own forays into Wrongthink have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views. They have called me a Nazi and a […]

FrontPageMag: Jewish Groups Wrongly Attack ZOA’s Mort Klein for Exposing BLM’s Antisemitism

Note: When ZOA forwards a “ZOA in the News” article, it is not necessarily an endorsement of every statement in the article. After Black Lives Matter – Los Angeles, a hate group which has partnered with the Nation of Islam and whose lead organizer praised Farrakhan, led a protest that resulted in mass attacks on Jewish schools, […]

ZOA LA Jewish Journal Letter: ZOA’s Student Critics, Defending HIAS’ Resettling Muslim Jew Haters, are Soros-Funded J St Radicals

A recent Journal online story reported on a letter that maligned me and my organization (Zionist Organization of America) for opposing the election of HIAS chair Dianne Lob to become chair of the COP (Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations). The letter misleadingly identified its signers as caring “young Jews.” In fact, these “young […]

JNS: HIAS and ZOA Trade Charges as Conference of Presidents Battle Escalates as ZOA Urges HIAS Removal from Conference

Long focused on acting as the unified voice to the American Jewish community, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations is facing its biggest test yet amid an escalating dispute among several longtime member organizations stemming from the selection of Dianne Lob as its next chairperson. The main actors are HIAS (formerly the […]

Newsweek: Biden Under Fire from Jewish Groups for Palestinian Aid Plans as Anti-War Activists Press for Cuts to Israeli Military

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) and the Coalition for Jewish Values—a Jewish organization and rabbinical group respectively—have criticized presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden’s proposal to resume U.S. economic funding and security assistance to Palestine. Conversely, a coalition of anti-war groups sent Biden an open letter on Monday, signed by 51 organizations, urging him […]

JNS: “ZOA‘s Support for Israel Far More Robust, Uncompromising, Outspoken Than Other Mainstream Jewish Groups”

Should Jewish communal organizations aim to achieve consensus above all or bear witness to the truth? Both in the Diaspora and in Israel, Jews are divided over politics, religion and worldview. These arguments, moreover, generally carry an emotionally fraught sub-text; that the opposing side threatens to undermine Jewish security and the existence of the Jewish […]

JNS: Hundreds on Webinar Discussing ZOA Opposition to HIAS Chair Dianne Lob Becoming Conf. of President’s Chair

The Zionist Organization of America hosted a webinar on Monday evening about the recent controversy over the new chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Featured were ZOA national president Mort Klein and chairman Mark Levenson, who talked in detail about concerns regarding former HIAS chair Dianne Lob, who was elected on April […]

JPost: ZOA criticizes Biden’s call to restore funding to terrorist Palestinian Authority

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), a prominent group associated with the right-wing of the Zionist movement, criticized former vice president and presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s suggestion to resume US funding of the Palestinian Authority (PA), arguing that it violates American law, according to a Cleveland Jewish News report.  “It is utterly immoral to fund […]

LA Jewish Journal: Has HIAS Disowned Its Jewishness and Partnered with Anti-Israel Groups?

Jewish-run nonprofit HIAS, which resettles refugees, has come under fire from Jewish groups, especially the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), which alleges HIAS is in bed with figures and organizations associated with anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism. The Jewish Journal spoke with HIAS CEO Mark Hetfield and ZOA president Morton Klein about some of the accusations against […]

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Since its founding in 1897, the Zionist Organization of America has been fighting for the Jewish people and the Land of Israel. Under the leadership of such illustrious presidents as Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, Rabbi Dr. Abba Hillel Silver, and current National President Morton A. Klein, the ZOA has been on the front lines of Jewish activism... Continue reading