Category ZOA in the news
JNS: Biden Nominee Pro-Iran, Hostile-to-Israel Kahl, Opposed by ZOA & CUFI, Moves to Senate Vote

Colin Kahl’s nomination for a top policy position at the Pentagon will proceed to a full Senate vote, where he is expected to be confirmed despite opposition by some pro-Israel groups over his role in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. The nomination moved forward after a split vote by the Senate Armed Service Committee on Wednesday, with […]

OP-ED BY: Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart News ZOA Quoted: Samantha Power Faces Opposition for USAID Post Over Anti-Israel Record, ‘Unmasking’

Former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power, President Joe Biden’s pick to be Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), faces opposition over her anti-Israel record, including fateful lame-duck vote in 2016 to abstain from a UN Security Council Resolution declaring the Israeli presence in Jerusalem illegal, allowing it to pass. Traditionally, the U.S. had […]

OP-ED BY: David Isaac, World Israel News ZOA’s Klein Quoted – World Israel News: Where’s the Outrage? U.S. Jewish Groups Mum on Anti-Israel Pentagon Pick

“Pro-Israel groups launch blitz against Kahl nomination for top Pentagon job,” read the Jewish News Syndicate headline on March 15. The headline isn’t untrue. The problem is that there were just two groups, one of them Christian. How’s that line go again “If I am not for myself…”? There should have been a chorus of protest from […]

OP-ED BY: Dominic Green Here Comes Trouble: Biden’s Anti-Israel Advisers (ZOA Cited)- The Jewish Chronicle

“This is the worst group of appointments to cabinet positions with respect to U.S.-Israel relations ever,” Morton Klein told me earlier this week. Klein is the leader of the Zionist Organization of America, the largest conservative group in Jewish American politics. Biden, Klein says, is stacking his administration with Obama-era staffers hostile to Israel and […]

OP-ED Joe Biden Is Barack Obama’s Third Term, ZOA Cites Numerous Hostile-to-Israel Appts – JPost Columnist Michael Freund

Joe Biden has been in the White House for less than a month so it is perhaps too early to gauge what his comprehensive policy towards Israel will be. But if his initial moves are any indication, the Jewish state might want to grab a diplomatic sweater or two and begin bracing itself for a […]

Only ZOA Condemns Biden’s Horrific Hostile-to-Israel Nominees – Other Jewish Leaders Silent

“I’m actually frightened,” says Morton Klein. This is surprising: Morton Klein is supposed to be fearless. He’s the president of the Zionist Organization of America, the largest conservative Jewish lobby group in the country. He’s an outspoken defender of Israel and the Jews. He’s a scourge of his enemies — and sometimes his friends too. The […]

ZOA & Rabbis: Ilhan Omar’s Promotion Shows ‘Antisemitism Now Accepted in Congress’

The Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), the largest rabbinic public policy organization in America, declared Monday that the promotion of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to a senior committee position shows that Congress accepts antisemitism. As Breitbart News reported Sunday, Omar was promoted to the position of Vice Chair on the Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights […]

ZOA & Other Jewish Groups ‘Appalled’ by Assault on US Capitol-JNS

Jewish and Israel-related groups reacted to the mob invasion of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday by Trump supporters as members of Congress gathered in a joint session on Wednesday to certify U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Eric Fingerhut, a former member of Congress, and currently the president and CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America, […]

JNS at ZOA Gala: Ice Cube Condemned Jew-Hatred, Ambs Friedman & Erdan, Jon Voight, Dershowitz, Klein made Pro-Israel Speeches

(December 29, 2020 / JNS) Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan reflected on 2020 and how “Israel’s future looks brighter than ever” in his address on Sunday night at the Zionist Organization of America’s Virtual Superstar Gala. Erdan, also Israel’s incoming ambassador to the United States, received the ZOA’s Woo Kai–Sheng Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Diplomacy. In […]

ZOA’s Klein Blasts Halie Soifer of Jewish Democratic Council of America Attack on Richard Grenell – Breitbart

After Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) Executive Director Halie Soifer attacked Richard Grenell, President Trump’s recent choice to serve on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, her comments were met with swift backlash, with Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton Klein releasing a statement condemning her “absurd” remarks. Soifer attacked the newly-appointed Grenell in a […]