Category ZOA in the news
Stop using misleading term ‘two-state solution’

During his visit to Israel, President Barack Obama reiterated the need for what he and many others call a “two-state solution.” We strongly oppose the use of this term – and not for political reasons. Even if one believes that establishing a Palestinian state is necessary to secure a genuine peace, one should stop using […]

OP-ED BY: Michael Palmer with Jeff Daube Where’s the Justice for American Settler Killed by Palestinian Stone-Throwers?

Two FBI special agents sat across from me in a conference room at the J. Edgar Hoover Building, in Washington. It was late October last year, shortly after Sukkot. We were discussing the deaths of my son Asher Palmer, and my grandson Yonatan Palmer, who were murdered on a Friday afternoon, September 23, 2011. That […]

Stop using term ‘two-state solution’

This originally appeared in the Washington Jewish Week on March 25, 2013 Prior to President Barack Obama’s trip to Israel, he, Secretary of State John Kerry and others reiterated their commitment to a “two-state solution.” We strongly oppose the use of this term – and not for political reasons.  One should stop using this term […]

Veteran American Zionist dies aged 98

A veteran Jewish leader who championed Zionism, challenged antisemitism and strengthened US-Israel relations, has died. Jacques Torczyner, once president of the right-wing Zionist Organisation of America (ZOA), died aged 98. The current ZOA president, Morton Klein, described him as a “tireless and galvanising figure of American Zionism. “He knew every Israeli prime minister, from David […]

Kerry, Hagel, Brennan: Harmful to Israel, Soft On Terrorists

This article originally appeared in the Jewish Exponent January 23, 2013 President Barack Obama spent his first term pushing from power long-standing Arab allies in Egypt and Tunisia, seeking to engage the now blood-soaked Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad, pulling his punches against Iran’s nuclear program, and putting “daylight” between his administration and Israel. Now […]

As the Hagel battle intensifies, Pentagon nominee gets key support from Jewish Dems

By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — Even as critics intensify their efforts to depict him as unfit to protect the U.S.-Israel relationship, Chuck Hagel has convinced several of the most prominent Jewish Democratic lawmakers to endorse his nomination to lead the Pentagon. Since rumors of his nomination first surfaced in December, opponents have argued to […]

Hagel At Pentagon Could Spell More U.S.-Israel Tension

Even before their expected appointments to key cabinet posts in the next Obama administration, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Nebraska) are getting reviews from pro-Israel analysts — generally positive for Kerry and decidedly mixed for Hagel. “John Kerry is safe, a centrist, loyal and confirmable [as secretary of state],” said Aaron […]

ZOA’s Tuchman Interview in Church of England Newspaper

Interview Series: With Susan Tuchman, Esq., on anti-Semitic attitudes and practices, American universities Posted by Peter Menkin  INTRODUCTION BY THE RELIGION WRITER PETER MENKIN TO THE SERIES The multi part series I’ve been working on since July, 2012 came to an end in November, 2012. I expect to continue to post this series on the Jewish […]

ZOA in Jewish World about ZOA Dinner

        OUT & ABOUT at the Zionist Organization of America Justice Brandeis Award Dinner   By Gabe Kahn   The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), the oldest pro-Israel organization in the U.S., presented Sheldon Adelson with the Theodor Herzl Gold Medallion. Adelson, chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, was […]

JTA Article about ZOA and Carter

  ZOA: Jimmy Carter, unforgiven   By Ami Eden · January 13, 2010 The Zionist Organization of America and its leader, Morton Klein, have rejected President Jimmy Carter’s apology to the Jewish community for anyway he may have helped “stigmatize” Israel. Twice. In its first statement on the matter, ZOA rejected the apology: The Zionist Organization of America […]