Tag Archive for ZOA

The end of an era: Trump White House ends, ‘The Palestinian Exception’

The ‘Palestinian Exception’, practiced by the previous three US Presidents,  involved allowing the PLO, PA and their supporters a ‘free-pass’ for behavior that would have otherwise been acknowledged as illegal, but ignored simply because the perpetrators were Palestinians or activists in their stead.



When Rosh Hashanah ended on Tuesday evening, Jews discovered that over the holiday, the Trump administration had enacted two policies – one foreign and one domestic – that on their face, don’t appear to be connected. But actually, they stem from the same rationale. And both together and separately, these two policies give Jews much to be thankful for. Continue Reading »

US Education Dept targets anti-Israel BDS activities on university campuses

Vacating a 2014 decision by the Obama administration, the U.S. Education Department decided to adopt the international definition of anti-Semitism that recognizes how Jew-hatred can be camouflaged as anti-Zionism or anti-Israel bias.

By Israel Hayom Staff


The U.S. Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights has decided to adopt the international definition of anti-Semitism, which defines Judaism not only as a religion but also an ethnicity and includes holding Jews responsible for Israel’s actions as a form of anti-Semitism, Israel Hayom learned Wednesday.

According to a letter written by Assistant Education Secretary for Civil Rights Kenneth L. Marcus to the Zionist Organization of America, anyone who acts “to deny the right of the Jewish people to self-determination, on the grounds that the State of Israel’s existence is a racist endeavor” or applies double standards to Israel that it does not apply to any other democratic country will be deemed an anti-Semite. Continue Reading »

U.S. Ambassador to Israel at ZOA Event: ‘US embassy will move to Jerusalem’

Watch Ambassador David Friedman’s speech at the ZOA annual event in NYC, where he calls the Obama administration the ‘dark days’ for Israel, with their ultimate betrayal of Israel at the UNSC, but says President Trump ‘treats Israel like an ally’ and ‘moving the US embassy to Jerusalem is a matter of when, not if.’
– Watch Steve Bannon: ‘Trump is Israel’s best friend since Ronald Reagan.’

By Hezki Baruch


US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman lauded the Trump administration and its handling of the US-Israel relationship, while slamming President Obama over his administration’s tacit support for an anti-Israel resolution passed by the United Nations Security Council. Continue Reading »

Presidential error at the UN, politicly motivated in anti-Israel bias


President Obama could have said ‘West Bank’, but calling Judea & Samaria “Palestinian lands,” in his UNGA address “prejudges the issue of sovereignty & borders and is not accordance with int’l law” or in accordance with the Oslo Accords, to whom the United States is a signatory.

By Yoel Domb,


Despite Barak Obama’s speech last week at the UN being endlessly analyzed, there has been no meaningful reference to the way in which the president referred to Judea and Samaria. The president remarked parenthetically that Judea and Samaria are “Palestinian lands”. Only the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has responded and protested the inaccuracy in Obama’s words. Continue Reading »

ZOA president: Donald Trump is woefully misinformed about Israel’s attempts at making peace


President of the Zionist Organization of America, “His comments about Jewish money don’t bother me, what bothers me are his inane comments about Israel’s commitment to peace.”

By Raphael Poch


National President of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) Morton Klein spoke to Arutz Sheva about his concerns regarding the comment made by Republican Presidential candidate hopeful Donald Trump last week to the Associated Press and to the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC).

ZOA head Morton Klein – Arutz Sheva

The ZOA put out a press release earlier in the week strongly criticizing Trump for making the absurd statement that Israel has not made concessions for peace.
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Obama called out for “appalling and unprecedented” shunning of Israel


view videoZOA National President condemns Obama for top U.S. delegates’ absence during Israeli PM’s UN address, as were the expected Arab countries’ delegates.
• WATCH: Benjamin Netanyahu’s complete United Nations Address 

By Hillel Fendel


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s powerful speech in the United Nations last week was largely upstaged by the murderous Palestinian terrorist attack wave that began less than two hours later.

However, two announcements by the Zionist Organization of America have returned the speech – during which he glared at the General Assembly delegates from around the world for 45 seconds of dramatic silence – to the news. Continue Reading »

ZOA Chief: EU’s Removal of Hamas as Terror Organization Legitimizes ‘Arab Nazism’


Europe apparently forgot the lessons of the Holocaust.  ZOA President Morton Klein explains in special interview with Arutz Sheva why EU striking Hamas from blacklist means ‘Europe doesn’t care about killing Jews.’

By Tova Dvorin


The European Union’s (EU) removal of Hamas from its terror blacklist sets a precedent for allowing anti-Semitism in Europe to run rampant, Morton Klein, National President of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), stated Wednesday.

ZOA head Morton Klein

ZOA head Morton Klein – Arutz Sheva

“This both encourages and legitimizes Islamic terrorism and Islamic murder against Jews and others, and it sends a message to Islamic killers that Europe doesn’t care about what they do to Jews,” Klein stated in a special interview with Arutz Sheva.

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