Category ZOA in the news
The Jerusalem Post: Jewish passions, colonial-era streets

By IRA RIFKIN Never again, I expect, will I see a similar sight in Annapolis: Two-dozen black-clad Neturei Karta anti-Zionists trading insults with a dozen or so black-clad Lubavitcher Hassidim – from the Rebbe is the Messiah wing, no less – separated by a couple of dozen black-clad local police, all of it unfolding just […]

The Diamondback: The University Of Maryland’s Independent Daily Student Newspaper

Defining PeaceBy: Steven Overly ANNAPOLIS – As the world’s eyes turned to the state capital yesterday, Israeli and Palestinian leaders met here to explore possible steps toward resolving the nations’ conflicts peacefully. The conference caught the attention of Jewish student groups on this campus, at least two of which sent student representatives to rally behind […]

The Canadian Jewish News: Orthodox Criticism of Olmert Foreshadows Showdown

November 28, 2007 By AMI EDEN, Jewish Telegraphic Agency NEW YORK — Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert found himself under criticism this week by America’s largest Orthodox group, foreshadowing a likely showdown between left-wing and right-wing Jewish groups. The Orthodox Union, which claims to represent about 1,000 synagogues, issued a statement Tuesday criticizing Olmert for […]

LA Times – Letters to the Editor: Mideast Summit Faces Many Hurdles

Re “Something out of nothing,” editorial, Nov. 24 The Annapolis conference is destined to fail for the same reason all previous attempts to negotiate Mideast peace have failed: There is no diplomatic solution to the conflict. Arabs have violently rejected every settlement they have been offered, including the Peel Commission recommendations of 1937, the U.N. […]

The Michigan Daily: His book under fire, author speaks at ‘U’ Kovel’s book started controversy at University Press

By: Andy Kroll, Daily Staff ReporterPosted: 11/27/07 Before a capacity crowd at Rackham Amphitheatre last night, Joel Kovel, author of the controversial book published by the University Press “Overcoming Zionism,” emphasized the importance of protecting critical voices in discussion involving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “There is an absolute need for critical voices and not allowing us […]

JTA: Dinner with ZOA: Two Morts, a Weiner, Bibi Sr., a Berkley hawk

November 21, 2007 By Ami Eden, Managing Editor of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency I spent several hours on Sunday night at the Zionist Organization of America’s annual dinner, which was held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. Under the leadership of its president, Mort Klein, the ZOA has been the most consistent and, often, the […]

Annapolis Has Little Chance To Succeed With Oslo Mistakes Being Repeated

JTA Op-Ed, Published: 11/18/2007 NEW YORK (JTA) — Before year’s end, a U.S.-sponsored conference involving Israel and the Palestinian Authority will convene in Annapolis, Md., to frame yet another plan to end the Arab-Israeli war and create a Palestinian state. Sadly, this conference has as much chance of succeeding as did Oslo because the same […]

Netanyahu: “The greatest Zionist meeting since Jabotinsky”

The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations is being urged to “reissue” its support for Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel. The leaders of eight member-groups made the request in a Nov. 14 letter to June Walker, the chairwoman of the Presidents Conference, and Malcolm Hoenlein, the umbrella group’s executive vice chairman. […]

The Jewish Week: Downsized Annapolis Summit Still Shrouded

November 16, 2007 Mideast meeting now down to one day; Syria engagement could be on tap. by James D. BesserWashington Correspondent A summit that spurred fears on the right of sweeping new Israeli concessions and hopes on the left of an end to the long negotiating impasse now looks more like a diplomatic set piece […]

Jewish Exponent Editorial: Humility Should Go

November 15, 2007   In advance of the upcoming Annapolis summit, competing groups of American Jews have begun campaigns that seek to influence the debate about diplomacy, if not its substance, On the left, supporters of Peace Now have been renewing their calls for a more active U.S. role in pressuring the parties to reach […]